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"fork out sth " in British English

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(Definition of “fork out sth ” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fork out (sth)

mainly UK informal also US informal fork over (sth)
phrasal verb with fork uk /fɔːk/ us verb

to pay a large amount of money, especially unwillingly:

Investors must fork out $850 to $1,000 for each share they want to buy.
fork out for sth If you don't pay before the deadline, you will face a fine and still have to fork out for the tax.
Congress forked over $20.2 billion in emergency agriculture aid.

(Definition of “fork out (sth)” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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