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1. usually means "to pay for"
2. to hand or give out
I'm not shelling out $1000!
by Balder November 09, 2003
To pay for something, generally applies to paying large amounts of money
"Man, I had to shell out $300 for a new computer monitor."
by Blackmac November 09, 2003
Having to pay an amount of money for something, especially if unexpected or having to pay more than one thinks is a fair price.
"I brought the whole family to the game, which cost a fortune. To make things worse, once I got there had to shell out to buy hotdogs, icecream, sodas, and baseball hats!"
by Mark D Smith November 10, 2003
Pay up, pay out.
We went bowling last night and I had to shell out because no one else had any cash.
by octopod November 09, 2003
adjective - relating to consuming excessive amounts of room service, shelling out is essentially the equivalent of crabbing or lobstering in the context of a chinese buffet. shelling out is particularly embarrassing if exectued at the hotel poolside
"shall i call room service again or are you about to shell out?"
by buffetmaster March 01, 2009
to dispense, esp. money
He didn't get a new tv because he didn't want to shell out 150 bucks.
by suh spaynkzaloht November 09, 2003