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English definition of “shell (sth) out”

shell (sth) out

informal phrasal verb with shell     /ʃel/ verb [T]
to pay or give money for something, usually unwillingly : Having shelled out £50 for the tickets , I wasn't going to miss the show.Paying and spending money
(Definition of shell (sth) out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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