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English definition of “ante up (sth)”

ante up (sth)

US informal phrasal verb with ante     /ˈæn.ti/ US  /-t̬i/ verb (past tense and past participle anteing)
to give money, often unwillingly: At least 200 people have been persuaded to ante up big money for the charity event.Paying and spending money
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