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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] informal
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyfork out
he/she/itforks out
present participleforking out
past tenseforked out
past participleforked out
  1. to spend money on something, especially when you do not want to
    fork out on/for:

    I’m not forking out £400 on ski clothes!

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