To fork out
Fork Fork, v. t. To raise, or pitch with a fork, as hay; to dig or turn over with a fork, as the soil. [1913 Webster]

Forking the sheaves on the high-laden cart. --Prof. Wilson. [1913 Webster]

{To fork over} {To fork out}, to hand or pay over, as money; to {cough up}. [Slang] --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To stick out — Stick Stick, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stuck}(Obs. {Sticked}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sticking}.] [OE. stikien, v.t. & i., combined with steken, whence E. stuck), AS. stician, v.t. & i., and (assumed) stecan, v.t.; akin to OFries. steka, OS. stekan, OHG.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To fork over — Fork Fork, v. t. To raise, or pitch with a fork, as hay; to dig or turn over with a fork, as the soil. [1913 Webster] Forking the sheaves on the high laden cart. Prof. Wilson. [1913 Webster] {To fork over} {To fork out}, to hand or pay over, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 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.… …   Financial and business terms

  • fork out — verb To pay out, to hand over The hard drive broke down, so I forked out five hundred dollars for a new one. Syn: cough up, fork over, shell out …   Wiktionary

  • fork out — Synonyms and related words: accord, administer, afford, allot, allow, award, bestow, bestow on, budget, communicate, confer, cost, cost out, deal, deal out, disburse, dish out, dispense, dole, dole out, donate, expend, extend, gift, gift with,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fork — [fɔːk ǁ fɔːrk] verb fork out something phrasal verb [intransitive, transitive] informal to spend a lot of money on something, not because you want to but because you have to; =SHELL OUT: • Even more embarrassingly for the struggling bank, it had… …   Financial and business terms

  • Fork — Fork, v. t. To raise, or pitch with a fork, as hay; to dig or turn over with a fork, as the soil. [1913 Webster] Forking the sheaves on the high laden cart. Prof. Wilson. [1913 Webster] {To fork over} {To fork out}, to hand or pay over, as money; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fork in the road (metaphor) — A fork in the road is a metaphor, , for a deciding moment or a in life or history when a major choice of options is required. Compare crossing the Rubicon . Examples*There is a common motif in Russian folk tales, where a vityaz (Russian knight)… …   Wikipedia

  • Fork (operating system) — In computing, when a process forks, it creates a copy of itself, which is called a child process. The original process is then called the parent process . More generally, a fork in a multithreading environment means that a thread of execution is… …   Wikipedia

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