stump up

Definition of stump 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.

Word by Word Definitions

stump play
  1. : the basal portion of a bodily part remaining after the rest is removed

  2. : a rudimentary or vestigial bodily part

  3. : the part of a plant and especially a tree remaining attached to the root after the trunk is cut

  1. : to reduce to a stump : trim

  2. : dare, challenge

  3. : to frustrate the progress or efforts of : baffle

  1. : a short thick roll of leather, felt, or paper usually pointed at both ends and used for shading or blending a drawing in crayon, pencil, charcoal, pastel, or chalk

  1. : to tone or treat (a drawing) with a stump

up play
  1. : in or into a higher position or level

  2. : from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  3. : from below the horizon

  1. : risen above the horizon

  2. : standing

  3. : being out of bed

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

  2. : up into or in the

  3. : in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. : one in a high or advantageous position

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. : to rise from a lying or sitting position

  2. : to move upward : ascend

  3. used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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