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out of the running

Definition of out of the running

  1. 1 :  not competing in a contest <He declared himself officially out of the running for mayor.>

  2. 2 :  having no chance to win a contest <She is now out of the running for the prize.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

running
  1. :  the action of running

    :  race

    :  physical condition for running

  1. :  cursive, flowing

    :  fluid, runny

    :  incessant, continuous

  1. :  in succession :  consecutively


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