shell out
verb Date: 1801 pay

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  • shell out — (something) to pay money. The insurance giant estimates that in Texas alone it will have to shell out $85 million to settle these claims. How much does the company expect to shell out for a solution to the problem? Usage notes: usually said about …   New idioms dictionary

  • shell out — [v] give ante up, disburse, expend, fork over*, hand over, lay out, outlay, pay, pay for, pay out, spend; concept 341 Ant. receive, take …   New thesaurus

  • shell out — verb administer or bestow, as in small portions administer critical remarks to everyone present dole out some money shell out pocket money for the children deal a blow to someone the machine dispenses soft drinks • Syn: ↑distribute, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • shell out — UK US shell out Phrasal Verb with shell({{}}/ʃel/ verb INFORMAL ► to pay money for something, especially when the cost is unexpected and not wanted: »If we lose the case, we ll be forced to shell out. shell out sth »Courts have ordered tobacco… …   Financial and business terms

  • shell out — PHRASAL VERB If you shell out for something, you spend a lot of money on it. [INFORMAL] [V P n for/on n] You won t have to shell out a fortune for it... [V P n] If I m shelling out a few hundred pounds, I don t want someone telling me what I can… …   English dictionary

  • shell out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms shell out : 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 to spend a lot of money on something Since… …   English dictionary

  • shell out — verb a) To pay money, to disburse ; especially, to pay a great deal of money. Do you think we should shell out for the extra options package? b) (computing, especially Unix) To use a programs shell escape function to execute an unrelated command… …   Wiktionary

  • shell out — v. (colloq.) (B) ( to pay ) they had to shell out money to their creditors * * * [ ʃel aʊt] (colloq.) (B) ( to pay ) they had to shell out money to their creditors …   Combinatory dictionary

  • shell out — {v.}, {informal} To pay or spend. * /Dick had to shell out a lot of money for his new car./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shell out — {v.}, {informal} To pay or spend. * /Dick had to shell out a lot of money for his new car./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shell out — phr verb Shell out is used with these nouns as the object: ↑cash, ↑money …   Collocations dictionary

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