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English definition of “pay up”

pay up

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with pay   /peɪ/ (paid, paid) us  
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.Paying and spending money
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