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shell out (something)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshell out (something) phrasal verb informalPAY FORto pay a lot of money for something, especially unwillingly If you want the repairs done right, you’ll have to shell out at least $800. for She ended up shelling out for two rooms. shell→ See Verb table
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shell out Not wanting to shell out £1500 to £2500 for a replacement, he started looking around for a solution.They had difficulties in re-paying, he took their benefit book, and they ended up shelling out £450.He shelled out another $ 200.But how readily will they shell out hundreds for a similar-sized piece of software?We were expected to put our hands in our pockets and shell out regardless of whether or not we were getting value for money.And for this sort of performance, local taxpayers shell out roughly $ 360,000 a year.shell forI was shelling out Pounds 200 for boots and losing money.And the fighter revealed he's shelling out £20,000 for sparring partners Mike Weaver and Tony Tubbs, both former world champions.
From Longman Business Dictionaryshell out something phrasal verb [intransitive, transitive] informal to spend a lot of money on something, often when you do not really want to SYN FORK OUT for/onThe insurance company refused to shell out for repairs.NFC shelled out £75 million on 16 businesses. shell→ See Verb table
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Verb table
shell
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyshell
he, she, itshells
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyshelled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave shelled
he, she, ithas shelled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad shelled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill shell
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have shelled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam shelling
he, she, itis shelling
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you, we, theyare shelling
Past
I, he, she, itwas shelling
you, we, theywere shelling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been shelling
he, she, ithas been shelling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been shelling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be shelling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been shelling
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