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Saltos de línea: ante
Pronunciación: /ˈanti

Definición de ante en inglés:


A stake put up by a player in poker or brag before receiving cards: the antes were at the $10,000-$20,000 level
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • In Caribbean Poker you place an ante, receive a hand, and then decide whether or not you would like to bet.
  • After the ante, players are dealt seven cards face down, no-peek.
  • As in poker, the ante (the bets) goes in before the deal starts.

verbo (antes, anteing, anted)

[with object] (ante something up) Volver al principio  
1Put up an amount as an ante in poker or brag and similar games.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • He essentially gets to pick which bets he thinks are best, and ante them up.
1.1North American informal Pay an amount of money in advance: he anted up $925,000 of his own money [no object]: the owners have to ante up if they want to attract the best talent
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • We're told it's because FOX didn't want to ante up money for her band.
  • In an era of budget surpluses, advocates argue, the federal government could ante up money for purchase of open space and farmland.
  • Perhaps these crazy ideas are just his way of forcing the federal government to ante up more money to the provinces for health care.


early 19th century: from Latin, literally 'before'.

  • The expression up the ante, meaning ‘to increase what is at stake’, comes from the world of card games and gambling. Ante is a Latin word meaning ‘before’ and is a component of English words such as ante-room (mid 18th century) and antenatal (early 19th century). Ante was first used in English by American players of card games in the early 19th century for a stake put up by a player to start the betting before drawing the cards. ‘Upping’ (or ‘raising’) the ante is putting up a higher stake than your opponent in order to put more pressure on them.


up (or raise) the ante

Increase what is at stake or under discussion, especially in a conflict or dispute: he decided to up the ante in the trade war
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • And, whenever new and useful information came in, she would up the ante by increasing the reward money.
  • With bottled water now boasting a retail value of 900m, Highland Spring is prepared to up the ante in an increasingly competitive market.
  • The film successful ups the ante with this brisk and charming story of a young girl from a righteous Sikh family who doesn't want to conform to the narrow community ways her mum so desperately maintains.

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