We sued each other before he eventually agreed to fork over $200,000 to cover various out-of-pocket vendors.
For an article in the Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology, the author must fork over $650 for “handling.”
In order to avoid prison time, Malory agrees to fork over ISIS and cease all ISIS operations.
BP has committed to providing $15 million for improvements to oyster grounds, but has yet to fork over the money.
Then, he runs into a few gang members who force him to fork over his briefcase.
Call it a thousand dollars, an fork over, but by gosh, I don' git caught that way again.
fork over that coin you lifted from me in the Elk, you light-fingered hound!
Just fork over, everybody, for the benefit of the heathens in Hungry Land.
You'll just fork over five dollars to me this very night or off you go to the lock-up.
A diary with a joke in it is just as good to fork over to posterity as one that is not thus disfigured.
Old English forca "forked instrument used by torturers," a Germanic borrowing (cf. Old Norse forkr) from Latin furca "pitchfork; fork used in cooking," of uncertain origin.
Table forks were not generally used in England until 15c. The word is first attested in this sense in English in a will of 1463, probably from Old North French forque (Old French furche, Modern French fourche), from the Latin word. Of rivers, from 1753; of roads, from 1839.
"to divide in branches, go separate ways" (early 14c.), from fork (n.). Related: Forked; forking. The slang verb phrase fork up (or out) "give over" is from 1831.
To pay; give; contribute: Fork up the cash/ I imagine he used a picture to make you fork over the dough (first form 1835+)