comb out

Definition of comb out

1 :to make (hair) neat and smooth with a comb
  • She sat in front of the mirror combing out her hair.
2 :to smooth out (tangles in hair) with a comb
  • Her mother combed the tangles out.

Word by Word Definitions

comb play
  1. : a toothed instrument used especially for adjusting, cleaning, or confining hair

  2. : a structure resembling such a comb

  3. : currycomb

  1. : to draw a comb through for the purpose of arranging or cleaning

  2. : to pass across with a scraping or raking action

  3. : to eliminate (as with a comb) by a thorough going-over

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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