fork out

verb
to surrender someone or something to another
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the guard delivered the criminal to the police

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render up the prisoners

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render the town to the enemy

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fork over the money

Syn: ↑hand over, ↑fork over, ↑fork up, ↑turn in, ↑deliver, ↑render
Derivationally related forms: ↑deliverer (for: ↑deliver), ↑delivery (for: ↑deliver), ↑handover (for: ↑hand over)
Hypernyms: ↑pass, ↑hand, ↑reach, ↑pass on, ↑turn over, ↑give
Hyponyms: ↑bail, ↑give away
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Somebody ——s something to somebody

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ˌfork ˈout [intransitive/transitive] [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 phrasal verb
to spend money on something, especially when you do not want to
fork out on/​for:

I’m not forking out £400 on ski clothes!

Thesaurus: to spend or to pay moneysynonym
Main entry: fork

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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

  • 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 out — (Roget s Thesaurus II) (or up or over) verb Informal. To distribute (money) as payment: disburse, expend, give, lay out, outlay, pay (out), spend. Informal: shell out. See SAVE …   English dictionary for students

  • Fork out — hand over; pay …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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