own up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “own up” in the English Dictionary

"own up" in British English

See all translations

own up

phrasal verb with own uk   /əʊn/  us   /oʊn/ verb
C2 to ​admit that you have done something ​wrong: No one has ​owned up tostealing the ​money.
(Definition of own up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"own up" in American English

See all translations

own up

phrasal verb with own  us   /oʊn/ verb [T]
to ​tell the ​truth or to ​admit that you are ​responsible for something: A ​youngnurselooked at the two men and ​waited for one of them to own up.
(Definition of own up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of own up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

conker

the shiny brown poisonous nut of a horse chestnut tree

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More