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 — verb to surrender someone or something to another the guard delivered the criminal to the police render up the prisoners render the town to the enemy fork over the money • Syn: ↑hand over, ↑fork over, ↑fork up, ↑ …   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 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 — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms fork out : present tense I/you/we/they fork out he/she/it forks out present participle forking out past tense forked out past participle forked out informal to spend money on something, especially …   English dictionary

  • fork out — PHRASAL VERB If you fork out for something, you spend a lot of money on it. [INFORMAL] [V P for/on n] He will have to fork out for private school fees for Nina... [V P] You don t ask people to fork out every time they drive up the motorways... [V …   English dictionary

  • fork out — pay, pay out I had to fork out a lot of money to fix my car …   Idioms and examples

  • fork out — v Give, hand over. I have three daughters; do you know how much I will have to fork out for their weddings? 1830s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • fork\ out — • fork over • fork out • fork up v To pay; pay out. He had to fork over fifty dollars to have the car repaired. Compare: hand over …   Словарь американских идиом

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