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 for To shell out
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shell \Shell\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shelled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Shelling.]
     1. To strip or break off the shell of; to take out of the
        shell, pod, etc.; as, to shell nuts or pease; to shell
        oysters.
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     2. To separate the kernels of (an ear of Indian corn, wheat,
        oats, etc.) from the cob, ear, or husk.
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     3. To throw shells or bombs upon or into; to bombard; as, to
        shell a town.
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     To shell out, to distribute freely; to bring out or pay, as
        money. [Colloq.]
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