ante

(redirected from upping the ante)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

ante

 [an´te] (L.)
preposition, before.
References in periodicals archive ?
"But it seems that everything has now escalated from the original plans, each of the supermarkets is upping the ante.
He ripped 'era a new one for the quality control in those days and they responded by upping the ante and turning loose new guns that were better and more exciting.
"We are upping the ante on the training field and there is a great bond between the players who look forward to every Saturday with relish."
Blair is 1-2 to remain in his role despite shadow home secretary David Davis upping the ante with a letter to Ms Smith asking her to reconsider her support for Sir Ian "in the interests of public safety and confidence".
Lord Corbett said Iran was "upping the ante" after it sparked a diplomatic crisis by seizing Royal Navy sailors and Royal Marines at gunpoint.
"We need to keep upping the ante here." The AHA and NASPE are calling for mandatory physical education for all students.
Upping the ante, Edmier introduces color in the male plant by dusting the surface of its most phallic section with sickly yellow pollen.