pay up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pay up cancel or discharge a debt "pay up, please!"
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Quotations

  • W. Somerset Maugham
    W.%20Somerset%20Maugham
    “I made up my mind long ago that life was too short to do anything for myself that I could pay others to do for me.”

Usage

In literature:

Rosamund enjoyed, but was not at all "mad about," society, and had no wish to give up the greater part of her time to paying calls.
"In the Wilderness" by Robert Hichens
If it'll make you feel some easier, you kin pay me when you're growed up and teachin'.
"Tillie: A Mennonite Maid" by Helen Reimensnyder Martin
Here we pay up when we can.
"The Way We Live Now" by Anthony Trollope
Sometime we may get upon his track, and compel him to pay up.
"Bound to Rise" by Horatio Alger
They telegraphed him, and he wired to give me till midnight to pay up, or go to jail.
"Northern Lights, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
But it all tells up, an' I got me licence ter pay.
"Children of the Bush" by Henry Lawson
But I will bring up my son so that he may acquit the debt which I decline to pay to my country.
"The Parisians, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
That's all right, but how about paying up?
"Redemption and Two Other Plays" by Leo Tolstoy
Shall have to pay damages when I settle up with Slaney.
"It Happened in Egypt" by C. N. Williamson
You have got to pay up at once, you badmash (rascal).
"Tales of Bengal" by S. B. Banerjea
Never fear but I shall pay up everything some day; perhaps very soon.
"M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur."" by G.J. Whyte-Melville
If you make it out to be a hundred pounds I'll pay up.
"The Price of Love" by Arnold Bennett
Seamen not showing up on board after notice shall serve six months without pay, but shall not suffer as deserters.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Their pay has fallen into arrears, and I don't see how it is to be made up.
"For The Admiral" by W.J. Marx
He gave me six months to pay up.
"The Light in the Clearing" by Irving Bacheller
Money was by no means plentiful, and in consequence there was endless borrowing and "paying up" among them.
"Twelve Men" by Theodore Dreiser
Those horrid, stuck-up paying girls don't want you; and we do.
"The Rebel of the School" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
On the last day of the year I went to the farm to pay up to date all accounts.
"The Fat of the Land" by John Williams Streeter
I opened her up and she was paying big, when Andy McBain comes along.
"Rimrock Jones" by Dane Coolidge
Ye'll hev to pay up the money afore I move a dam foot.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
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In poetry:

All who Nature's tribes are swelling
Homage pay to sympathy;
For she guides us up on high,
Where the unknown has his dwelling.
"Hymn To Joy" by Friedrich von Schiller
Up spak Zacchay, his hert ableeze:
"Half mine, the puir, Lord, hae it;
Gien oucht I've taen by ony lees,
Fourfauld again I pay it!"
"Godly Ballants" by George MacDonald
WHEN first thou wakest, each succeeding day,
Lift up to God above thy grateful eyes,
And due respect to him be sure to pay,
Ere other thoughts within thy bosom rise.
"A Warning, Or Admonition, To Every Man, To Think On God In The Morning" by Rees Prichard
Her life was the price she would pay for that whine—
For a child by the man she did not love.
"But let that rest forever," I said,
And bent my tread
To the chamber up above.
"Her Death And After" by Thomas Hardy
"Give me the woman precious to thy heart,
Give up to me thy Laura!
Beyond the grave will usury pay the smart."—
I wept aloud, and from my bleeding heart
With resignation tore her.
"Resignation" by Friedrich von Schiller
Top of my other worries now
The boys are talkin' strike, an' say
If we put up a sudden row
We're sure of forcin' up our pay.
I'm right enough with what I get;
But some wants more, an' then more yet.
"Old Bob Blair" by C J Dennis

In news:

The struggle is over for Sheree and it's time for Bob to pay up.
Companies that want to fight the federal government over billions of dollars in contract awards may have to pay up or shut up.
And in a complete reversal of roles, he is passively threatening them with a lawsuit of his own if they don't pay up.
If convicted he could face up to three years in prison and pay up to a $10,000 fine.
Kentucky is being called successful in getting parents to pay up.
The moves are aimed at getting late account holders to pay up.
They're told their driveways looks beautiful and the jobs are done now it's time to pay up.
Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber got $13 million of his 2012-13 pay up front this summer.
It happens all over the city and it's you who winds up paying to clean it up.
PORT GAMBLE — Olympic Property Group has agreed to pay up to $180,000 for a consultant to study environmental impacts related to the redevelopment of Port Gamble .
How many calls of shots being fired do you think have been reported to the Meridian Police Department so far this year (Jan. Pay up or the hard drive gets it.
Stephen Hawking is not often wrong, but when he is, the world's most famous physicist is willing to pay up.
Residents who enjoy the view of the Santa Monica Mountains and its scenic hilltops are being asked to pay up to protect the untouched land.
PORT GAMBLE — Olympic Property Group has agreed to pay up to $180,000 for a consultant to study environmental impacts related to the redevelopment of Port Gamble.
Deputy chief's pay up $16,000 in five years.
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In science:

The price we pay (flipping up to log2N bits compared to a single hop on the line) is still in general a better deal than using exponentially more space to accommodate the whole N points.
A random walk approach to quantum algorithms
At the next step, the third card is turned its face up and its value is compared against the value of the second; if, again, its value is higher than the value of the second card, the player A receives money from the player B , otherwise, the player A pays the player B .
Random patterns generated by random permutations of natural numbers
One of the problems facing companies which act as publisher, content provider and advertising medium is how to divide the inventory that is up for auction between House businesses and paying clients.
Bid Optimization for Internet Graphical Ad Auction Systems via Special Ordered Sets
Since one cannot possibly give up superposition principle in optics, one needs to go beyond the set of elementary fields and pay attention to the consequences of inseparability or entanglement of polarization and spatial variation (modulation).
Non-quantum entanglement and a complete characterization of pre-Mueller and Mueller matrices in polarization optics
We will consider contracts, which can pay out some reward at each time step and that can depend on everything (actions chosen and symbols observed) that has happened up until this time and we want to maximize the accumulated reward at time T .
Axioms for Rational Reinforcement Learning
Is it really advisable to pay for a ticket $W exp(2) − $ε , where ε is an arbitrarily small number? With 50% probability heads occurs on the first toss, and the player ends up penniless (except for $ε ).
Menger 1934 revisited
In the first case, the signal is actually too strong, and we end up finding a correlation of order unity (λ = 0.91 ± 0.05), but we pay the price of too much noise.
Constraining topology in harmonic space
We pay special attention to BH since one motivation for our study was to see if we can come up with a better Bayes or PEB rule.
A comparison of the Benjamini-Hochberg procedure with some Bayesian rules for multiple testing
The price to pay is in terms of short range accuracy as the force is a poor approximation of Newton’s law up to several grid spacing of distance.
Gravitational N-body Simulations
In any realistic implementation of the Hamiltonian one pays for such a speed-up by at least a factor of s in some resource.
Quantum Algorithms
In this Appendix, we present a numerical description of the post-inflationary evolution of the various energy densities in our set-up paying special attention to the dilution of the eG yield, Y eG .
F-Term Hybrid Inflation Followed by a Peccei-Quinn Phase Transition
Should we indeed pay attention to the additional discoveries provided by the discrete step-up procedures over the BH procedure? For one such discovery, Bupropion, the answer is clearly positive.
False discovery rate controlling procedures for discrete tests
This inference can be backed up if one pays attention to the fact that the orbital velocity is comparable in value with the velocity of the wind outflow.
Spectral study of MWC560. Parameters of the system, the hot source and the jets
This is the price one must pay for giving up the idea that true bulk moduli are the instigators of SUSY breaking.
M Theory and Cosmology
Pay attention to the symmetry of solutions relative the middle of the allowed zone up to the sign.
Spreading of the conception of permanent resonance to wave motions over lattices
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