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English definition of “pay up”

pay up

informal phrasal verb with pay
 
 
/peɪ/ verb (paid, paid)
[I] to give someone the money that you owe them, especially when you do not want to: After being taken to court, they finally paid up.
(Definition of pay up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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