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 money; to {cough up}. [Slang] --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fork\ over — • 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

  • fork over — or[fork out] also[fork up] {v.} To pay; pay out. * /He had to fork over fifty dollars to have the car repaired./ Compare: HAND OVER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fork over — or[fork out] also[fork up] {v.} To pay; pay out. * /He had to fork over fifty dollars to have the car repaired./ Compare: HAND OVER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fork over — v. (colloq.) (B) we had to fork over our savings to our creditors * * * [ fɔːk əʊvə] (colloq.) (B) we had to fork over our savings to our creditors …   Combinatory dictionary

  • fork over — hand over, give The robber told me to fork over my money or he was going to shoot me …   Idioms and examples

  • fork over a lot of money — {v. phr.} To pay an excessive amount of money often unwillingly. * / According to my divorce decree, Alan complained, I have to fork over a lot of money to my ex wife every month. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fork over a lot of money — {v. phr.} To pay an excessive amount of money often unwillingly. * / According to my divorce decree, Alan complained, I have to fork over a lot of money to my ex wife every month. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fork\ over\ a\ lot\ of\ money — v. phr. To pay an excessive amount of money often unwillingly. According to my divorce decree, Alan complained, I have to fork over a lot of money to my ex wife every month …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fork over something — fork over (something) 1. to pay money. We headed into the theme park after forking over $45 each. 2. to give something to someone unwillingly. The cops knew he had a knife, and they made him fork it over …   New idioms dictionary

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