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stump up (sth)

UK informal
verb uk phrasal verb with stump   /stʌmp/ us  
to pay an amount or type of money for something, especially unwillingly: It can be cheaper to stump up for a new washing machine than to get your old one repaired. Chissano said Western governments should stump up the cash to fund land redistribution.
Translations of “stump up (sth)”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指不情願地)掏腰包,付錢…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指不情愿地)掏腰包,付钱…
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