ante in

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ante in

1. To pay the necessary fee to enter into some competitive activity, especially a card game (usually poker). A less common variant of "ante up." I like to play poker with my buddies, but I don't like having to ante in each time when I know I'm going to lose. Everyone ante in so we can start playing already! Look, if you don't ante in, you can't play, it's as simple as that.
2. To pay the money one owes for something. I can't believe we have to ante in $250 for this trip. The company said it was no longer willing to ante in such a large sum for returns that were ultimately not guaranteed. How much do each of us have to ante in towards the bill?
See also: ante
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