out Definition

  • 1moving or appearing to move away from a particular place, especially one that is enclosed or hidden
  • 2revealed or made public
  • 3no longer alight; extinguished

Using out: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "out" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She went out of the room.

  • Example

    The secret is out.

  • Example

    The fire is out.

  • Example

    He was out cold for several minutes.

out Synonyms and Antonyms

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Idioms Using out

  • out of control


    The party got out of hand and the police were called.

  • out of sight, out of mind

    if you don't see something or someone frequently, you will forget about it or them


    I haven't seen my old friends in years. Out of sight, out of mind, I suppose.

  • in a vulnerable or unsupported position


    I feel like I'm out on a limb with this project. I don't have much support from my team.

Phrases with out

  • out and about

    engaged in normal activity outside the home


    I'm feeling much better now and I'm ready to go out and about again.

  • unexpectedly and without warning


    The news came out of the blue and left everyone stunned.

  • extremely good or impressive


    The food at that restaurant is out of this world.


Summary: out in Brief

The word 'out' [aʊt] can be used as an adverb, adjective, or preposition. It refers to moving away from a place, revealing something, or extinguishing something. Examples include 'She went out of the room,' 'The secret is out,' and 'The fire is out.' Phrases like 'out and about' and idioms like 'out of hand' add further nuance to the term.

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