stump up

phrasal verb

stumped up; stumping up; stumps up
British, informal
: to pay (an amount of money) especially when one does not want to
He may be required to stump up for the repairs.
If she can't pay, I'll have to stump up the money.

Examples of stump up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chelsea paid £11m to sign Felix on loan in the first place and would be required to stump up around £88m to land the attacker on a permanent basis. Graham Ruthven, Forbes, 7 May 2023

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“Stump up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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