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Definition of "own up" []

  • To acknowledge, confess, or admit guilt. Often used with to. (verb)

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Use "own up" in a sentence
  • "What? was I to leave it all, unclaimed and unregarded — in excess of morality and modesty — on the beach, to be honey-combed by white ants or to rot? or to honestly own up to that sentiment which is the most human of all?"
  • "Sarah had later learned that this was actually due to the anaesthetist having farted and been too embarrassed to own up at the time."