shell out

Definitions of shell out
  1. verb
    administer or bestow, as in small portions
    shell out pocket money for the children”
    synonyms: administer, allot, deal, deal out, dish out, dispense, distribute, dole, dole out, lot, mete out, parcel out
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    allot, assign, portion
    give out
    reallot
    allot again
    deal
    distribute cards to the players in a game
    apply, give
    give or convey physically
    allow, appropriate, earmark, reserve, set aside
    give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
    allocate, apportion
    distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose
    misdeal
    deal cards wrongly
    tread
    apply (the tread) to a tire
    administer
    perform (a church sacrament) ritually
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    give
    transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
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