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ante

the gaming stake put up before the deal in poker by the players
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'' Corrie writers upped the ante slightly by having a unicorn, well, Tim's horse Tiny with a pretend horn
upped the ante on holiday shopping, with shoppers able to buy seven big deals, like TVs and tablets, online after midnight Friday.
But ahead of Saturday's rematch at London's O2 Arena - where Froch hopes to avenge a 2010 defeat to Kessler in Denmark - the Nottingham boxer upped the ante and took things too far.
But Clermont upped the ante in the second period, with four more tries as they rattled up 36 points without reply.
Tehran has upped the ante with an aggressive new naval strategy and sent warships to the Mediterranean for the first time since 1979.
A stand of 170 - England's best against Pakistan - between their new openers upped the ante.
And it's clear that the all-new cee'd has upped the ante in terms of classy touches, with details like chrome framed windows and muscular lines on the bonnet, while there's the promise of a more refined, high quality cabin.
India has a back-up plan to cope with a halt to crude supplies from Iran, its oil minister said, as Tehran upped the ante in an oil payments row and Indian refiners rushed to secure alternative supplies, including from Saudi Arabia.
Analysts had previously estimated that the six-story building would fetch between $32 million and $41 million, but CB Richard Ellis broker Darcy Stacom received around 20 bids, which upped the ante. Upgrades to the building's facade, elevators and lobby will soon be in the works, Macklowe said, as are plans for a potential penthouse office addition.
When a Citi Habitats team upped the ante at their Chelsea exclusive, the gamble paid off.
WESTLIFE reckon Take That's big reunion has upped the ante as they get ready to release new album Gravity next month.
Britain's Next Top Model has upped the ante when it comes to shoots.