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own up (to something)

to admit something; to confess to something. I know you broke the window. Come on and own up to it.
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own up (to something)

to admit that you are to blame for something If you want to be forgiven, you've got to own up to your mistakes.
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own up

Confess, make a full admission, as in Come on, Tim, you'd better own up that you lost the car keys. This idiom uses the verb own in the sense of "acknowledge." [Colloquial; mid-1800s]
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own up

v.
To confess to something; admit something: If the person who stole the erasers doesn't own up, recess will be canceled. The thief owned up to the crime.
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