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distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole outverb
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"
To pay money, to disburse ; especially, to pay a great deal of money.
(computing, especially Unix) To use a program's "shell escape" function to execute an unrelated command or to invoke a subsidiary, interactive shell.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[Unix] To spawn an interactive subshell from within a program (e.g., a mailer or editor). “Bang foo runs foo in a subshell, while bang alone shells out.”
The numerical value of shell out in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of shell out in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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They are all oil-producing countries, they have foreign currencies, they were very enthusiastic, and they could shell out the cash, that was when we thought 'Ah, this can be done.'.
Most Chinese smartphone buyers are not ready to shell out beyond $1,000 for a phone, this left a gap in the below-$800 segment, which Chinese vendors grabbed with both hands.
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