fork out


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fork something out

 (to someone)
1. Inf. Lit. to serve food to someone, using a fork. He forked out the chicken to everyone. He brought up a big dish of fried chicken and forked it out.
2. Fig. to give out something to someone. We forked the coupons out to everyone who asked for them. We forked out the coupons.
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fork out

v.
1. To distribute or supply something, especially money: The government forks out millions of dollars to maintain the royal palace. The town finally forked the cash out for a new high school.
2. To split or diverge; fork: The river forks out in numerous places in the delta.
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Now Saints intend packing a stand with cartoon cut-outs and they've been swamped by fans eager to fork out pounds 20 to get a name-check on caricatures seated in the Ormond Stand.
The union last took action on December 18, 1994 when Serie A games kicked off 45 minutes late in a bid to press the Italian federation to fork out money for unemployed players and coaches.