Own up – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To own up to something is to admit or confess that you have done something wrong – usually something relatively unimportant.

Examples of use:

1. OK, own up. Who has eaten the last biscuit?

2. Simon owned up to breaking the window with the cricket ball.

3. Would the person who scribbled on the wall own up immediately, please?  

own up
present simple
own up and owns up
-ing form
owning up
past simple
owned up
past participle
owned up

Can you think of any ways to use the phrasal verb ‘own up‘ in a sentence?

Have you ever done something that you needed to own up to?

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