fork out sth

fork out sth
UK US fork out (sth)
Phrasal Verb with fork({{}}/fɔːk/ verb
mainly UK INFORMAL also US INFORMAL fork over (sth))
to pay a large amount of money, especially unwillingly: »

Investors must fork out $850 to $1,000 for each share they want to buy.

fork out for sth »

If you don't pay before the deadline, you will face a fine and still have to fork out for the tax.

»

Congress forked over $20.2 billion in emergency agriculture aid.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • fork out (for something) — ˌfork ˈout (for sth) | ˌfork ˈout sth (for/on sth) derived (informal) to spend a lot of money on sth, especially unwillingly • Why fork out for a taxi when there s a perfectly good bus service? • We ve forked out a small fortune on their… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fork out something (for something) — ˌfork ˈout (for sth) | ˌfork ˈout sth (for/on sth) derived (informal) to spend a lot of money on sth, especially unwillingly • Why fork out for a taxi when there s a perfectly good bus service? • We ve forked out a small fortune on their… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fork out something (on something) — ˌfork ˈout (for sth) | ˌfork ˈout sth (for/on sth) derived (informal) to spend a lot of money on sth, especially unwillingly • Why fork out for a taxi when there s a perfectly good bus service? • We ve forked out a small fortune on their… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fork out — UK US fork out (sth) Phrasal Verb with fork({{}}/fɔːk/ verb mainly UK INFORMAL also US INFORMAL fork over (sth)) ► to pay a large amount of money, especially unwillingly: »Investors must fork out $850 to $1,000 for each share they want to buy.… …   Financial and business terms

  • fork — fork1 [fo:k US fo:rk] n ↑fork, ↑knife, ↑spoon [: Old English; Origin: forca, from Latin furca] 1.) a tool you use for picking up and eating food, with a handle and three or four points ▪ Put the knives and forks on the table. 2.) a garden tool… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fork — 1 noun (C) 1 a tool used for picking up and eating food, with a handle and three or four points: knives and forks 2 a garden tool used for digging, with a handle and three or four points compare pitchfork 1 3 a place where a road or river divides …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fork*/ — [fɔːk] noun [C] I 1) an object that you use for eating, with a handle and three or four points on the end 2) a garden tool that you use for breaking up soil, with a long handle and metal points on the end 3) a place where a road divides into two… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • ˌfork (sth) ˈout — phrasal verb informal to spend money on something I m not forking out £400 on ski clothes![/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • shell out (for something) — ˌshell ˈout (for sth) | ˌshell sthˈout (for sth) derived (informal) to pay a lot of money for sth Syn: ↑fork out • The band shelled out $100 000 for a mobile recording studio. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • shell something out (for something) — ˌshell ˈout (for sth) | ˌshell sthˈout (for sth) derived (informal) to pay a lot of money for sth Syn: ↑fork out • The band shelled out $100 000 for a mobile recording studio. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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