owned up; owning up; owns up

Definition of own up

: to admit that one has done a usually bad thing : to confess to something I know he broke the window, but so far, he hasn't owned up. usually + toI'm waiting for him to own up to it.

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“Own up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/own%20up. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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