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ante

 [an´te] (L.)
preposition, before.

ante

[L.] preposition, before.
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The card game of poker takes on intimidating dimensions when two players keep raising the ante to force the opponent to fold, only to have the stakes grow too high for either to pull out.
When one bidder insisted on raising the ante by only EUR2,000 at the EUR90,000 mark, Nugent dryly remarked "I can see it's going to be one of those evenings.
Zeckendorf began raising the ante, but stopped at $12.
Canadian Club is also raising the ante with a special edition poker bottle, available in the retail trade between May and July, 2005.
The latter pair were accompanied by Brian Murphy and looked the weaker, with Tincknell frequently raising the ante by only EUR1,000.