Shell-out meaning

To temporarily exit an application and go back to the operating system to perform some function. When the operation is completed, control is returned to the application.
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(idiomatic) To pay money, to disburse ; especially, to pay a great deal of money.

Do you think we should shell out for the extra options package?

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(computing, especially Unix) To use a program's "shell escape" function to execute an unrelated command or to invoke a subsidiary, interactive shell.
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