be rained out

idiom

US
: to be canceled because of rain
Today's game was rained out and will be played tomorrow instead.

Examples of be rained out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While most saw blue skies on Sunday, postponed events could be rained out again next weekend, meteorologists warn. Sonja Sharp, Los Angeles Times, 31 Mar. 2024 Alaska Baseball After what felt like a summer of one torrential downpour after another that caused many Alaska Baseball League regular season games to be rained out, the sun has been shining bright during the postseason thus far. Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Aug. 2023 Up to two inches of rain is expected over the weekend, and there's a possibility firework shows could be rained out. Monica Garrett, CNN, 30 June 2022 In an unusual turn of events, the game between the Giants and Mets on Monday at Citi Field was postponed more than three hours before the scheduled start, meaning neither team had to burn a starter in a game destined to be rained out. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Apr. 2022 The state’s reopening came a day later – June 2, a home-game date that would be rained out. Marc Bona, cleveland, 6 July 2021

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“Be rained out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20rained%20out. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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