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fork something over (to someone)
Inf. to give something to someone. (Usually refers to money.) Come on! Fork the money over to me! Fork over the cash you owe me!
fork over somethingalso fork something over
1. to pay money We headed into the theme park after forking over $45 each. Related vocabulary: cough up something
2. to give something to someone unwillingly The cops knew he had a knife, and they made him fork it over.
Also, fork out or up . Hand over, pay up. For example, It's time you forked over what you owe, or He forked out a hundred for that meal, or Fork up or we'll sue. [Slang; early 1800s]
fork overor fork up
To give or transfer something, especially in a reluctant, unenthusiastic, or automatic way: I thought the rug was overpriced, but I forked the cash over. We forked over our admission tickets to the usher and walked into the theater.