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Settle clue for bark (3,2)


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pay up

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'settle' is the definition.
(paying up is a kind of settling)

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(Other definitions for pay up that I've seen before include "Discharge a debt" , "Hand over the money" , "Settle" , "Give me the money!" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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