pay up

  1. (adverb) to pay (money) promptly, in full, or on demand

Words Nearby pay up

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How to use pay up in a sentence

  • He threw the Perth bailies into prison, and required them, on pain of death, to pay up 54 of the King's Whitsunday rents.

    King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
  • At the time of the grant it was intended that the advances should be repaid as soon as the tenants should pay up their arrears.

  • Its been hanging over me since last term and Skeel has been at me several times this term to pay up.

  • If he made a bet with you and lost he'd pay up promptly, if he had to pawn his clothes and mine too.

    The Hidden Places | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • How was he to pay up the liabilities of his bank shares from his dwindling practice?

    A Houseful of Girls | Sarah Tytler

Other Idioms and Phrases with pay up

pay up

Pay in full, discharge all that is owing, as in, It's late—let's pay up and go home. [c. 1800] Also see pay off, def. 1.

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