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  1. own upverb

    come clean

  2. own upverb

    to acknowledge, confess, or admit guilt. Often used with to.

    come clean

Princeton's WordNet

  1. make a clean breast of, own up, fess upverb

    admit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error

    "the writer of the anonymous letter owned up after they identified his handwriting"

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  1. The GOP senator:

    The GOP senator needs to own up to, because sooner or later, we need somebody in the United States Senate that will stand up to Communist China.

  2. Amy Poehler:

    What we said in our statement was true, which is, we were trying to own up to the things we did wrong or didn't know or know now, it's a tough time to survive.

  3. Angela Lansbury:

    We must sometimes take blame, women, we have to own up to the fact that women, since time immemorial, have gone out of their way to make themselves attractive.

  4. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    The U.S. military takes the greatest care in our operations to prevent the loss of innocent life, and when we make mistakes, we own up to them. That's exactly what we're doing right now.

  5. Mary Schiavo:

    This weather system might have built up very quickly and they're on their own up there. With the weather up to 52,000 feet, and the operation ceiling is up to about 40,000 on this plane, so they might not have had many options.

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  • κατέχουν μέχριGreek

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