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- v. to acknowledge, confess, or admit guilt. Often used with to.
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- v. admit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error
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What? was I to leave it all, unclaimed and unregarded — in excess of morality and modesty — on the beach, to be honey-combed by white ants or to rot? or to honestly own up to that sentiment which is the most human of all?
That’s why she advised Tribblet to own up to her role, plead guilty and testify against her boyfriend, Everette Johnson, which she was doing this morning.
Sarah had later learned that this was actually due to the anaesthetist having farted and been too embarrassed to own up at the time.
If one of my people has robbed Mr. Takamine, I want him to own up to it and pay an appropriate penalty. "