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inside out

adverb

Definition of inside out

  1. 1 :  in such a manner that the inner surface becomes the outer <turned the shirt inside out>

  2. 2 :  to a thorough degree <knows the subject inside out>

  3. 3 :  in or into a state of disarray often involving drastic reorganization <turned the business inside out>



Examples of inside out in a sentence

  1. <after 20 years of employment there, he has come to know the company inside out>



Circa 1600

First Known Use of inside out

circa 1600


INSIDE OUT Defined for Kids

inside out

adverb

Definition of inside out for Students

  1. 1 :  in such a way that the inner surface becomes the outer <Your shirt is inside out.>

  2. 2 :  in or into a confused or disorganized state <The room was turned inside out.>





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