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go out

verb

Definition of go out

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to go forth, abroad, or outdoors; specifically :  to leave one's house b (1) :  to take the field as a soldier (2) :  to participate as a principal in a duel c :  to travel as or as if a colonist or immigrant d :  to work away from home

  3. 2 a :  to come to an end b :  to give up office :  resign c :  to become obsolete or unfashionable d (1) :  to play the last card of one's hand (2) :  to reach or exceed the total number of points required for game in cards

  4. 3 :  to take part in social activities

  5. 4 :  to go on strike

  6. 5 :  break, collapse

  7. 6 :  to become a candidate <went out for the football team>



Examples of go out in a sentence

  1. <there was concern that the dam would go out under the force of the flood waters>

  2. <she enjoys going out on weekends, but during the week she's a homebody>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of go out

before 12th century


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