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Definition of own up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

own up

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

own up (to something/to doing something)

 
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 to admit that you are responsible for something bad or wrong synonym confess I'm still waiting for someone to own up to the breakages. Why don't you just own up and hope she forgives you?
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: own up