shell out

shell out
verb
administer or bestow, as in small portions
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administer critical remarks to everyone present

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dole out some money

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shell out pocket money for the children

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deal a blow to someone

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the machine dispenses soft drinks

Syn:
Derivationally related forms:
Hypernyms: ↑give
Hyponyms:
assign, ↑allot, ↑portion, ↑reallot, ↑deal, ↑give, ↑apply
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s something to somebody

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[verb]
pay out, fork out (slang), give, hand over

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I. verb
Etymology: shell (II) + out
1. : to hand out or over (as money) demanded or needed : pay out : contribute, disburse, produce

known for his reluctance to shell out money — Barry Bingham

2. : to remove entire by separation from its environment (as by the use of blunt instruments)

shell out a tumor

: to furnish the money needed or called for : pay up

makes it unnecessary to shell out to … racketeers — J.F.McDonald

II. noun
: a pocket billiards game played with 15 object balls by three or more players with a stake being received by a player from his opponents each time a red ball is pocketed

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shell out (informal)
1. To pay up
2. To pay out, spend
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Main Entry:shell

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ˌshell ˈout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they shell out he/she/it shells out present participle shelling out past tense shelled out past participle shelled out] informal phrasal verb
to spend a lot of money on something

Since they wouldn’t share, I ended up shelling out for two hotel rooms.

Thesaurus: to spend or to pay moneysynonym
Main entry: shell

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shell out [phrasal verb]
shell out or shell out (money) informal : to pay a large amount of money for something
— usually + for

I'm going to have to shell out for these shoes.

He shelled out $400 for the tickets.

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Main Entry:shell

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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