To fork out

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To fork out to hand or pay over, as money; to cough up.
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Usage

In literature:

The food had turned out to be very good and Susy had crammed it down with her fingers, regardless of fork or spoon.
"Red-Robin" by Jane Abbott
Following such preparation she will fork it out like macaroni, with her head thrown back to present the wider orifice.
"Journeys to Bagdad" by Charles S. Brooks
But what shall I have to fork out, do you suppose?
"Jack of Both Sides" by Florence Coombe
And if yer on a hoss, ye can foller a trail down to brushy fork and out on yon side.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
The Templeton boys I'm used to always fork out like gentlemen.
"Follow My leader" by Talbot Baines Reed
Springing on to my horse, I climbed from his back into the fork of the tree, where I was out of the reach of my foes.
"Afar in the Forest" by W.H.G. Kingston
We ought to have had knives and forks or at least a tumbler to drink out of.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
We were out ten months, and Ned Collins stuck to the fork'sle throughout.
"The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 1, August 1850" by Various
And if she would promise to do that, might she just climb up now and see what that nest was, out on the fork there?
"Three Margarets" by Laura E. Richards
If I'm to be librarian I want to fork out books.
"John Gayther's Garden and the Stories Told Therein" by Frank R. Stockton
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In poetry:

Out gleam'd the fork`ed plant, as if
The serpent tempter, in his rage,
Had put his tongue in every leaf
To mock them through their pilgrimage.
"The Progress Of The Rose" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Straight into nothingness by being filled
With forks and faces, rather than repaid
Under a lamp, hearing the noise of wind,
And looking out to see the moon thinned
To an air-sharpened blade.
A life, and yet how sternly it's instilled
"Vers De Société" by Philip Larkin
I 'ave a conversation book, I brought it out from 'ome;
It tells the French for knife and fork, an' likewise brush an' comb;
It learns you 'ow to ast the time, the names of all the stars,
An' 'ow to order hoysters, an' 'ow to buy cigars.
"The Conversation Book" by Cicely Fox Smith
'E 'ad a fork out in the tater patch.
Sez 'e, "Why 'ello, Digger. Got a match?"
"Digger?" I sez. "Well, you ain't digger 'ere.
You better clear.
You ought to know that you can't dig them spuds.
They don't belong to you; they're ole Dad Flood's."
"Digger Smith" by C J Dennis

In news:

The Breathitt County Coroner tells us it may take a while to learn the identities of two bodies found in a burned out car in the South Fork Creek area.
Getting the Homer Simpson of my house out for a romantic date is a bit like trying to persuade the dog to fork over a bit of his bone marrow to the cat.
Taxpayers to fork out $165,000 to modify Waukesha County roundabout.
Taxpayers to Fork Out $2.5 Million for Single Census Ad During Super Bowl.
Verizon Wireless to fork out $28.1B to buy Alltel.
A duo of fine-dining veterans, burned out by the city and smitten with Long Island's rich local harvest, have made the brand-new North Fork Table & Inn an imperative year-round detour in a neighborhood that claims to be starved for quality.
At $2.24 per gallon, she would have forked out nearly $90 to top off the tank.
For a number of years now, people have been talking about making more extensive use of the Long Island Railroad tracks that go from Montauk to Westhampton and Riverhead and then out the North Fork to Greenport.
Bill Khan You almost have to take a gamble these days by forking out a steep entry fee well before you know if you'll be healthy enough or fit enough to cover 26.2 miles when race day arrives.
CHILI'S Rating: 3 1/2 forks out of 5 Where: 3710 Call Field When: 11 am to 10 pm weekdays (including Sundays) and 11 am to 11 pm Fridays and Saturdays Prices: The Build-Your-Own Lunch Combo is $6, $7 and $8 Information: 692-4995.
Town of Chenango, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Chenango Valley jumped out to a big early lead and held out to beat Greene to win the Chenango Forks tournament.
Consumers who are out of work or struggling to make mortgage payments—but still looking for a date —are less inclined to fork over monthly subscription fees that can run as high as $60.
In a battle of 5A and 3A state title contenders, American Fork rolled to the victory jumping out to a 32-16 halftime lead.
Montgomery County taxpayers are forking out almost $600,000 for overtime for county workers to vacuum up homeowners' leaves .
Also meaning, if you buy the game used, you need to fork out $10 to play the game online.
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