pay up

verb

Definition of pay up

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to pay what is due

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to pay in full

Examples of pay up in a Sentence

  1. for once our bills are all paid up

15th Century

First Known Use of pay up

15th century



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