Pay up – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To pay up is to give someone the money that you owe them.

Informal English.

Examples of use:

1. You owe me £20. Come on, pay up!

2. Mr Brown was a good customer, he always paid up on time.

3. News headline: Judge tells woman – ‘pay up or go back to jail‘.

4. I’ve had a huge bill for my car repairs. I have to pay up before the end of the month.

infinitive
pay up
present simple
pay up and pays up
-ing form
paying up
past simple
paid up
past participle
paid up

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