shell out - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] informal
present tense
I/you/we/theyshell out
he/she/itshells out
present participleshelling out
past tenseshelled out
past participleshelled out
  1. to spend a lot of money on something

    Since they wouldn’t share, I ended up shelling out for two hotel rooms.

See also main entry: shell