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Meaning of "up the ante" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UP THE ANTE

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WHAT DOES UP THE ANTE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of up the ante in the English dictionary

The definition of up the ante in the dictionary is to increase the costs, risks, or considerations involved in taking an action or reaching a conclusion.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UP THE ANTE

up oneself
up the boohai
up the creek
up the duff
up the pole
up the spout
up to
up to a point
up to date
up to high doh
up to one´s ears
up to one´s eyes
up to one´s neck in
up to putty
up to scratch
up to snuff
up to speed
up to the elbows with
up to the minute
up top

WORDS THAT END LIKE UP THE ANTE

Alicante
andante
ante
bandeirante
courante
Dante
debutante
dilettante
Durante
ex ante
flamboyante
governante
infante
intrigante
pesante
picante
suivante
vide ante
vigilante
volante

Synonyms and antonyms of up the ante in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UP THE ANTE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «up the ante» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of up the ante

Translation of «up the ante» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UP THE ANTE

Find out the translation of up the ante to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of up the ante from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «up the ante» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

提高赌注
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

subir la apuesta
570 millions of speakers

English

up the ante
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पूर्व
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يصل الانتظار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

поднять ставки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

o ante
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পূর্বসূরী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

monter la barre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Up ante
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

die ante
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

参加料を払う
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

분담금 까지
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Munggah ante
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lên ante
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முந்தியது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आधीचा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ante kadar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

alzare la posta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

góry ante
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

підняти ставки
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sus ante
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μέχρι την εκ των προτέρων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die ante
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

upp ante
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

opp ante
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of up the ante

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UP THE ANTE»

The term «up the ante» is regularly used and occupies the 98.404 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UP THE ANTE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about up the ante

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UP THE ANTE»

Discover the use of up the ante in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to up the ante and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms
Related vocabulary raise the stakes at stakes origin: based on the literal meaning of up the ante (= to increase the amount of money each person must risk in a card game or other activity involving the risk of losing money) ante up sth to give ...
Paul Heacock, 2003
2
Up the Ante!
First there were Pirates, then there were Ninjas, then came fire and the wheel.
Robby Bevard, Wes Hartman, Fred Perry, 2008
3
Chembers 21 Century Dictionary
raise or up the ante 1 to increase the stakes in a card game, especially poker. 2 to elevate the importance of something. © 19c. from Latin ante before. • ante up colhq, especially VS to pay. ante- /'anil/ D- prefix before in place or time o ...
Allied
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An Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions: Second Edition
Up shit creek Ruder form of up the creek without a paddle.*** Up the.. . (1) An expression ofsupport (e.g. “'up the Liberals,” he cried enthusiastically'). (2) An expression ofhostility akin to upyours.* (1) or ** (2) Up the ante (1) To increase the ...
Ian Stuart-Hamilton, 2006
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The Dog Tricks and Training Workbook: A Step-by-Step ...
Once he has the hang of this, you up the ante and withhold the treat until he lifts his paw higher, or holds it longer. The rule of thumb is that every time your dog achieves a step with about 75 percent success, up the ante and require a higher  ...
Kyra Sundance, 2009
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Beyond Bipolar: 7 Steps to Wellness
Upping the Ante Match your activities with your level of depression and then step them up one notch at a time. Once you've matched your activities with your level of depression, up the ante just a little bit by adding a different mobilizing activity.
Jane Mountain, 2007
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The Broken Dice, and Other Mathematical Tales of Chance
A first analysis shows that there are exactly four strategies possible: — up the ante with a good card and pass on a bad one, — always up the ante, — pass on a good card and up the ante on a bad one, — always pass. This last possibility can ...
Ivar Ekeland, 1996
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The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition
[Late 1300s] raise the ante Also, up the ante. Increase the price or cost of something, as in Wed hoped to invest in some land, but they've raised the ante and now we can't afford it, or Ifthey up the ante with new ads, we'll have to do the same.
Christine Ammer, 2013
9
Moral Arguments for Universal Health Care: A Vision for ...
The best legal defense is to up the ante, leaving an opponent's arguments irrelevant to the point at issue. A lawyer may be arguing that a particular law should not be interpreted as, say, a prosecutor is interpreting it, and the prosecutor may up ...
R Paul Olson Ph D MDIV, 2012
10
The Ultimate Pregnancy Guide
For this period, the rule of thumb is to take everything slow — and that means that you should gradually up the ante, but in small and steady increments. However, once you've gone for your first postnatal check up, and your doctor has cleared ...
Lue

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UP THE ANTE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term up the ante is used in the context of the following news items.
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Lowest-Ever Wage Gains 'Up The Ante' For Fed's Liftoff Debate
The employment cost report did not shake Swonk's forecast for a September initial rate hike, often called "liftoff," but it did "up the ante on the debate" for ... «Investor's Business Daily, Jul 15»
2
Rolex Watches Up The Ante On Service & Warranty To 5 Years
I cover both timepieces and other luxury items that interest me such as cars and technology. An unshakable interest in wrist watches mixed with a passionate ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
3
Call buyers up the ante in Pinnacle
PNK is up 1.31 percent to $37.99 in afternoon trading. It has risen 71 percent since January thanks to a combination of good earnings and asset sales. Most of ... «Nasdaq, Jun 15»
4
Poker pro Lindgren folds again as creditors up the ante
Poker pro Lindgren folds again as creditors up the ante. Image. Steve Marcus. Poker professional Erick Lindgren competes during Day 2B of the World Series of ... «Las Vegas Sun, Jun 15»
5
Amazon's New Move To 'Up The Ante' Threatens Big-Box Retailers …
In a report published Thursday, Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter maintained his Neutral rating and $435 price target on Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). «Benzinga, May 15»
6
Championing The Cynics To Up The Ante
Any founder of a startup or anyone trying to build something that hasn't been done before knows, there's no shortage of barriers. And every time you up the ante ... «Forbes, Mar 15»
7
Machin's delight as Poppies 'up the ante'
Scott Machin was delighted with the way Kettering Town “upped the ante” as they picked up a crucial 1-0 victory over Aylesbury at Latimer Park. Brett Solkhon's ... «Northamptonshire Telegraph, Feb 15»
8
Melinda Houston's TV preview: The Block Triple Threat ups the ante
Yes, it tries to continually up the ante. But it also rotates specific features in and out of the comp, which is a clever way to make the old feel new again. Both those ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jan 15»
9
Bentley ups the ante with its titanically powerful Mulsanne Speed
Bentley ups the ante with its titanically powerful Mulsanne Speed ... styling tweaks that'll up the ante on the five star forecourts this car is designed to frequent. «wallpaper.com, Dec 14»
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IDF Spokesman to Hamas: We Won't Hesitate to Up the Ante
IDF Spokesman, Brigadier-General Moti Almoz, issued a direct warning to Hamas on Thursday, telling the terror group that the IDF was ready to up the ante and ... «Arutz Sheva, Jan 14»

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