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fork over/up sth

US informal
verb uk phrasal verb with fork   /fɔːk/ us    /fɔːrk/
to give something, especially money to someone, especially when you do not want to: We had to fork over ten bucks to park near the stadium. Hey, that's mine. Fork it over!
Translations of “fork over/up sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指不情願地)給,交出(尤指錢)…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指不情愿地)给,交出(尤指钱)…
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