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ante

the gaming stake put up before the deal in poker by the players
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But Monk says his only focus is on squad strengthening this summer with the new PS5.1billion three-year Premier League TV rights deal from the 2016-17 season upping the ante as far as the next campaign is concerned.
This week Mary and Paul are upping the ante and putting the contestants' multi-tasking abilities to the test.
Given that the average 13-year-old learns history for just one hour a week I'm all in favour of upping the ante around the history curriculum.
Crossbow hunting continues to grow nationwide--so much that the folks at Nockturnal Lighted Nocks are upping the ante when it comes to illuminated nocks.
Traders believe the retail giants are "upping the ante" in a bid to stave off competition from a proposed new Sainsbury' s store, due to open in spring 2011, which is also to bring with it a new petrol station.
This in turn is pushing the region once again into a spiral of uncertainty as Gulf Cooperation Council states enter another anxious cycle oscillating between imminent war and more sanctions accompanied by Iran's bellicose rhetoric and war games, all upping the ante in the Gulf region.
With rival Championship Manager upping the ante this season, Football Manager 2010 has its work cut out to remain the gaffer of footie management games.