HyperDic: shell_out

English > 1 sense of the expression shell out:
VERBpossessionshell out, distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, deal out, dish out, allot, dole outadminister or bestow, as in small portions
English > shell out: 1 sense > verb 1, possession
MeaningAdminister or bestow, as in small portions.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Example "shell out pocket money for the children"
Synonymsdistribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out
Narrowerassign, allot, portionGive out
dealDistribute cards to the players in a game / game / game
give, applyGive or convey physically
reallotallot again
Broadergivetransfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
Spanishadjudicar, asignar, conceder, destinar, dispensar, distribuir, repartir
Catalanadjudicar, assignar, concedir, destinar, dispensar, distribuir, repartir

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