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ante

the gaming stake put up before the deal in poker by the players
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Burnout Revenge ups the ante significantly, so make sure you're ready for a rough ride
"Oracle Database 10g ups the ante for database manageability and leaves competitors playing catch up," said Barry Cohen, CTO, Edison Group.
The impact of all this, and this cannot be emphasized enough, is that transforming a war into a religious war "ups the ante" for all concerned.