English version

fork out (something)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfork out (something) phrasal verb informalPAY FORto spend a lot of money on something, not because you want to but because you have to for/on I had to fork out £600 on my car when I had it serviced. We don’t want to have to fork out for an expensive meal. fork→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
fork out He remained calm, made a call and forked out $ 700 of his own money for a plane ticket.These sums, unsurprisingly, are forked out by the taxpayer.I got away from Slim on my own, and nobody had to fork out no fifty thousand.Meanwhile farmers have no option but to fork out the ever-increasing premiums that insurers are demanding.Not only does it influence whether or not you fork out the requisite 65p, it can make or break a band.fork for/onGardeners might also fork out £2,000 for a statue-alarm - now commonplace in gardens owned by the National Trust.Look for a second opinion before you fork out cash on the basis of a recommendation.
From Longman Business Dictionaryfork out something phrasal verb [intransitive, transitive] informal to spend a lot of money on something, not because you want to but because you have to SYN SHELL OUTEven more embarrassingly for the struggling bank, it had to fork out a further $2.4 million to end the agreement. forCompanies will have to fork out for the extra equipment needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. onThe company forks out a small fortune on telephone line rentals. fork→ See Verb table
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Verb table
fork
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfork
he, she, itforks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyforked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave forked
he, she, ithas forked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad forked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill fork
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have forked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam forking
he, she, itis forking
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you, we, theyare forking
Past
I, he, she, itwas forking
you, we, theywere forking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been forking
he, she, ithas been forking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been forking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be forking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been forking
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