Meaning of “ante up” in the English Dictionary

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ante up

phrasal verb with ante uk /ˈænti/ us verb

[ I or T ] to give money, often unwillingly:

It makes sense for shareholders to ante up more money and wait for an increase in cash flow.
To protect the pension system, will companies ante up or will taxpayers foot the bill?

(Definition of “ante up” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)