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  • v. To pay for something in total, after a certain amount of time after receiving a purchase.

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  • v. cancel or discharge a debt


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  • Upon a resolution directing the President of the Bank of the State of South Carolina to pay up the arrears of interest on railroad bonds upon which is endorsed the guarantee of the State;

    Journal of the Senate of South Carolina: Being the Session of 1862.

  • I therefore confidently place in Y. H.'s hands my respectful petition, viz., “to pay up the arrears of my salary in Einloesung Schein, and to instruct your cashier to transmit me the amount in future, in the same currency.”

    Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Vol. 1 of 2

  • Fadl said that members of al-Qaeda based in Khartoum were prepared to pay up to $1.5 million for a consignment of uranium and that he once saw a cylinder purporting to contain uranium that al-Qaeda members were contemplating buying.

    The Longest War

  • Of course I know now what you wanted—it wasn’t my beautiful eyes you were after—but I tell you what, Miss Lily, you’ve got to pay up for making me think so----

    The House of Mirth

  • With the highest praise of Beethoven, he at once acceded to his demand, and is prepared to pay up the arrears, and also all future sums from the date of the Einloesung Schein, in that currency.

    Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Vol. 1 of 2

  • We pay up and untie Wingo from the bench out front.

    Beach Road


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