shell out

verb

Definition of shell out

: pay

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Examples of shell out in a Sentence

we shelled out an obscene amount of money for those concert tickets

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SimpliSafe grew from 200,000 customers in 2013 to more than 2 million today — and many of those customers do decide to shell out for the monthly monitoring service, which starts at about $15. Scott Kirsner, BostonGlobe.com, "Why one Boston home security startup caught on and another didn’t," 12 July 2018 Time to call the plumber, and shell out for a couple hours of service, right? Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "What are Dems to do about the SupCo?," 27 June 2018 Time to call the plumber, and shell out for a couple hours of service, right? Emily Matchar, Smithsonian, "“Time Banking” Is Catching On In the Digital World," 25 June 2018 And the amped-up CocoCay will encourage consumers to shell out for a new array of amenities: Separate charges will apply for water slides, wave pool, balloon rides, zip line, and the Coco Beach Club. Bfran Golden, chicagotribune.com, "CocoCay, Royal Caribbean's private island, getting $200 million renovation," 22 Mar. 2018 And the amped-up CocoCay will encourage consumers to shell out for a new array of amenities: Separate charges will apply for water slides, wave pool, balloon rides, zip line, and the Coco Beach Club. Fortune, "Royal Caribbean Is Designing a $200 Million Island," 21 Mar. 2018 Since 1995, taxpayers have shelled out some $600,000 after bad behavior in Senators’ offices. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Sexual Harassment on the Hill," 28 Dec. 2018 One of United’s MileagePlus members shelled out 420,000 miles for a two-person package, which included coach-class flights to and from Memphis, two nights’ lodging and a tour of the UAM warehouse and disassembly facility in Tupelo. Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY, "United frequent-fliers splurge on miles to see Boeing 747 'disassembly center'," 6 June 2018 In Theranos’s brief, Icarus-like existence as a Silicon Valley darling, marquee investors including Robert Kraft, Betsy DeVos and Carlos Slim shelled out $900 million. Roger Lowenstein, New York Times, "How One Company Scammed Silicon Valley. And How It Got Caught.," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of shell out

1801, in the meaning defined above

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