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"pay up" in British English

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pay up

informal
phrasal verb with pay uk   us   /peɪ/ verb (paid, paid)
to give someone the ​money that you ​owe them, ​especially when you do not ​want to: Eventually they ​paid up, but only after ​receiving several ​reminders.
(Definition of pay up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pay up" in American English

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pay up

phrasal verb with pay  us   /peɪ/ verb (past tense and past participle paid  /peɪd/ )
to give all the ​money that is ​owed or ​asked for: Some ballplayers ​chargefans $10 for ​autographs, and the ​fans, ​incredibly enough, pay up.
(Definition of pay up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"pay up" in Business English

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pay up

informal
phrasal verb with pay uk   us   /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 ​finallypaid up.
(Definition of pay up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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