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  • v. To turn over soil with a gardening fork.
  • v. To pay (implies lots of money).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. to surrender someone or something to another


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  • Roddy stayed another two weeks, offering Douglas several more chances to fork over his entire savings, before going to stay with Bruce Fancher, another high school friend who was living in Philly; Roddy thought Bruce had killer financial instincts.

    Strangers at the Feast

  • For some reason, he put a considerable distance between himself and the taffy-stand, but before long halted in the presence of a red-faced man who flourished a long fork over a small cooking apparatus and shouted jovially: "Winnies!


  • “He could just fork over a third of his own salary to his concubine, and she could find a way to get it to the Bengdanis,” they said.

    Son of a Witch


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