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pay something up

to pay all of whatever is due; to complete all the payments on something. Would you pay up your bills, please? Your dues are all paid up.
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pay up

to pay what is owed. (Often a command: Pay up!) I want my money now. Pay up! If you don't pay up, I'll take you to court.
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pay up

to give the total amount that is owed or asked for Some ballplayers charge fans $50 for autographs, and the fans pay up. He would surely have paid up if she had asked him for the money.
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pay up

Pay in full, discharge all that is owing, as in, It's late-let's pay up and go home. [c. 1800] Also see pay off, def. 1.
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pay up

v.
To pay some amount that is demanded in full: If you don't pay up by the end of the week, you'll be evicted.
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We are committed to the choices that brought us here, and it has become clear what the video monitors were telling us the whole time, that what we were spending here at Pay Up was time, and that time was not only the Active time of the game, but the very real time of our lives, the disappearance of which is not something we can escape.
In this way, the final moments of Pay Up escape the quarantine of theatrical performance, and the central dramatic pressure of Pay Up--the anxiety of choosing--takes on greater significance.
31) It is uncanny, somehow, to confront the contiguity of the situation presented by Pay Up with the real-life situations that precede and follow it.
The limited autonomy granted the spectator over the course of Pay Up does little to satisfy this demand.
Pay Up is a play about going to see plays, and of course, in a certain sense, all plays are about going to see plays.
In the fleeting moment of its conclusion, Pay Up possibly gestures in the direction of this kind of an enterprise.
5) The core creators of the original production of Pay Up were Dan Rothenberg (director), Robert Quillen Camp (text and sound design), Anna Kiraly (production design), Quinn Bauriedel, Morgan Eckert, Johnnie Hobbs III, Christie Parker, and Dito Van Reigersberg.