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stump up

v.
1. To provide some funds or capital: An investor stumped up the money to expand the business.
2. To pay some amount of money, often reluctantly: We had to stump up $30 just to get inside.
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Micro businesses which operate from a home base or other modest location can raise their profile - without having to stump up large sums on accommodation.
Let's stop blaming the victims and instead look at how we can make changes to help these countries in the long term so that we don't have to stump up emergency aid.
Naturally, they fancied staging it at City's lovely new ground but were told they would have to stump up pounds 1,500 for the room and pay pounds 26.