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Definition of own up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

own up

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

own up

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own up to doing something

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own up to 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 American Dictionary entry: own up