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ante  /nti/  n. [C;U] 1 (in card games) money or chips put into a pot that the winner takes: We played poker with a $1 ante. 2 infrml.fig. to up the ante: to raise the cost of s.t.: We made an offer to buy a house for $100,000, but the owner upped the ante to $125,000.
v. -ted or -teed, -teing, -tes 1 [T] (in cards) to put money in a pot 2 infrml.fig. [I;T] to ante up: to pay for s.t.: You owe me $10, so ante up. ante

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