fork out

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, ↑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:

Somebody ——s something


Somebody ——s somebody


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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