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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fork over mean? 

FORK OVER (verb)
  The verb FORK OVER has 1 sense:

1. to surrender someone or something to another

  Familiarity information: FORK OVER used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

FORK OVER (verb)

Sense 1fork over [BACK TO TOP]


To surrender someone or something to another

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning


fork out; fork over; fork up; hand over; turn in; deliver; get in; render

Context examples:

the guard delivered the criminal to the police / render up the prisoners / render the town to the enemy / fork over the money

Hypernyms (to "fork over" is one way to...):

give; hand; pass; pass on; reach; turn over (place into the hands or custody of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "fork over"):

bail (deliver something in trust to somebody for a special purpose and for a limited period)

give away (formally hand over to the bridegroom in marriage; of a bride by her father)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s something to somebody

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