pay up

paid up; paying up; pays up

Definition of pay up

intransitive verb

: to pay what is due

transitive verb

: to pay in full

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Examples of pay up in a Sentence

for once our bills are all paid up

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Instead of paying up, Radiohead is selling the songs to fans for charity. Jason Silverstein, CBS News, "Radiohead releases hours of unreleased music stolen by hacker for ransom," 11 June 2019 Another estimate suggests Instagrammers with between 2,000 and 9,000 followers are paid up to Rs16,000 per post. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "Brands prefer Indian social media influencers with credible, even if fewer, followers," 11 June 2019 Those funds will also go to pay up to $500 and possibly provide additional compensation for each apprentice who completes a 3-day orientation and all other requirements of the program. Anna Beahm |,, "Council puts up $65,000 for trial run of Birmingham Promise apprenticeship program," 4 June 2019 Wendt can be paid up to $250,000 annually, including reimbursements for expenses, the agreement says. Hillary Borrud,, "Oregon officials agree to reduce the use of hotels as temporary homes for foster children," 27 Feb. 2018 Sands plans to visit the campus often before taking office on July 1 and will be paid up to $125,000 for his time, according to his contract. Karen Farkas,, "Cleveland State University spent $126,916 to find new president," 7 Feb. 2018 So, the mayor wants to pay up to $10,200 over three years to those willing to move and help grow the city. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "The Mayor of this Cute Little Italian Village Will Pay You $10,000 to Move There," 31 Jan. 2019 Account assets can now be used to pay up to $10,000 per year, per student, of private-school tuition for K-12, as long as the state sponsoring the plan concurs. Laura Saunders, WSJ, "Everything You Need to Know About the New Tax Law—Before the End of the Year," 2 Nov. 2018 Fotomac claim that the Omur has been tracked for a number of years by Leicester boss Claude Puel, and are willing to pay up to £25m for his services., "Leicester City Reportedly Make Offer of £25m for Turkey Teenager & Trabzonspor Prodigy," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of pay up

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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