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Fork out   /fɔrk aʊt/   Listen
Fork out

To surrender someone or something to another.  Synonyms: deliver, fork over, fork up, hand over, render, turn in.  "Render up the prisoners" , "Render the town to the enemy" , "Fork over the money"

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"Fork out" Quotes from Famous Books

... cursed money. If only the Great Horatio would come out of his niggardly shell and stump up a bit! It was not fair—he was as rich as Croesus; it would not hurt him to fork out another ...
— The Second Honeymoon • Ruby M. Ayres

... scene from our view, (shipping, and harbour, and town, and camp, and sugar estates,) boiling and rolling in black eddies under our feet. Anon the thunder began to grumble, and the zigzag lightning to fork out from one dark mass into another, while all, where we sat, was bright and smiling under the unclouded noon—day sun. This continued for half an hour, when at length the sombre appearance of the clouds below us brightened into a sea of white fleecy vapour like wool, which ...
— Tom Cringle's Log • Michael Scott

... at this, whereon the sergeant blasphemed enough to make a devil from hell shiver. He cowed the dragoons, but the innkeeper only growled, "A three-bob lantern blown to bits! Fork out three bob!" ...
— The Yeoman Adventurer • George W. Gough

... sounds at a Public Dinner! One pound one thrown into the puddle, To listen to Fiddle, Faddle, and Fuddle! Not to forget the sounds we buy From those who sell their sounds so high, That, unless the Managers pitch it strong, To get a Signora to warble a song, You must fork out the blunt ...
— The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood • Thomas Hood

Words linked to "Fork out" :   pass, pass on, give, turn over, reach, hand, bail, give away

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