To shell out (or shell something out) is to spend a lot of money on something, especially when it is something you don’t want to spend money on, or something you think is too expensive.
Informal British English
Examples of use:
1. We missed our flight and had to shell out £200 on new tickets.
2. I’m fed up with shelling out money for your designer shoes.
3. We have to shell out $100 each for tickets to the office Christmas dinner.
4. He shelled out over £10,000 on a new car, and the next day it broke down.
|present simple||shell out and shells out|
|-ing form||shelling out|
|past simple||shelled out|
|past participle||shelled out|
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