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English verb: shell out

1. shell out (possession) administer or bestow, as in small portions

SamplesAdminister 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.

Synonymsadminister, allot, deal, deal out, dish out, dispense, distribute, dole out, lot, mete out, parcel out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)give

Narrower (hyponym)allot, apply, assign, deal, give, portion, reallot

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