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Definitions and Synonyms of shell out | Another word for shell out | What is shell out?

Definition 1: administer or bestow, as in small portions - [verb of possession]

Samples where shell out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • administer critical remarks to everyone present
  • dole out some money
  • shell out pocket money for the children
  • deal a blow to someone
  • the machine dispenses soft drinks

Synonyms for shell out in the sense of this definition

(shell out is a kind of ...) transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

"I gave her my money" "can you give me lessons?" "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"

(... is a kind of shell out ) give out

"We were assigned new uniforms"

(... is a kind of shell out ) allot again

"They were realloted additional farm land"

(... is a kind of shell out ) distribute cards to the players in a game

"Who's dealing?"

(... is a kind of shell out ) give or convey physically

"She gave him First Aid" "I gave him a punch in the nose"

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