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English definition of “fork out (sth)”

fork out (sth)

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with fork   /fɔːk/ us    /fɔːrk/
to pay, especially unwillingly: I forked out ten quid for/on the ticket. I couldn't persuade him to fork out for a new one.Paying and spending money
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