be rained out

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of be rained out

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

Word by Word Definitions

rain play rained
  1. : water falling in drops condensed from vapor in the atmosphere

  2. : the descent of this water

  3. : water that has fallen as rain : rainwater

  1. : to send down rain

  2. : to fall as water in drops from the clouds

  3. : to fall like rain

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

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

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

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

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

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

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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