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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fess up mean? 

FESS UP (verb)
  The verb FESS UP has 1 sense:

1. admit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error

  Familiarity information: FESS UP used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

FESS UP (verb)

Sense 1fess up [BACK TO TOP]


Admit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


fess up; own up

Context example:

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

Hypernyms (to "fess up" is one way to...):

concede; confess; profess (admit, make a clean breast of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

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