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  1. distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out(verb)

    administer or bestow, as in small portions

    "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"

    dish up, circulate, apportion, plow, spread, carry on, lot, pass on, dish out, portion, deal out, allot, serve up, care, portion out, sell, take, treat, share, dispense, dole out, divvy up, grapple, make out, accord, assign, deal, parcel out, disperse, circularize, manage, contend, administer, give out, grant, trade, address, handle, disseminate, pass around, hand out, mete out, administrate, pass out, diffuse, broadcast, distribute, propagate, conduct, serve, cover, circularise, consider, make do, get by, stagger, look at, cope, dish


  1. shell out(verb)

    fork out, cough up, fork over

  2. shell out(verb)

    To pay money, to disburse ; especially, to pay a great deal of money.

    Do you think we should shell out for the extra options package?

    cough up, fork out, fork over

  3. shell out(verb)

    (computing, especially Unix) To use a program's shell escape function to execute an unrelated command or to invoke a subsidiary, interactive shell.

    fork over, fork out, cough up

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  1. shellout

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  • aligner, banquerFrench
  • раскоше́ливаться, раскоше́литьсяRussian

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