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English definition of “shell (sth) out”

shell (sth) out

informal
verb [T] uk phrasal verb with shell   /ʃel/ us  
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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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