come out

verb
came out; come out; coming out; comes out

Definition of come out

intransitive verb

1a : to come into public view : make a public appearance a new magazine has come out
b : to become evident his pride came out in his refusal to accept help
2 : to declare oneself especially in public utterance came out in favor of the proposal
3 : to turn out in an outcome : end up everything came out all right
4 : to make a debut
5a : to openly declare one's homosexuality
b : to openly declare something about oneself previously kept hidden often used with as blew his cover and came out as a CIA agent— William Prochnau
come out with
1 : to give expression to came out with a new proposal
2 : publish

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Other Words from come out

coming-out \ ˌkə-​miŋ-​ˈau̇t How to pronounce coming-out (audio) \ noun

Examples of come out in a Sentence

in the end everything came out OK come out, come out wherever you are!

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Their acquaintance came out first, followed by a sobbing Susan Barksdale, who told authorities her husband Blane was still inside the home, Gonzales said. Chris Boyette, CNN, "Fugitive couple facing murder charges are in custody after a tip," 12 Sep. 2019 Mason came out with two knives and attacked his ex-wife, the filing says. Cory Shaffer, cleveland.com, "Disgraced former judge Lance Mason deserves no chance at parole for ex-wife’s brutal murder, prosecutors say," 12 Sep. 2019 Bake cake in middle rack of oven 30-40 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean. Tannaz Sassooni, sun-sentinel.com, "Persian Upside-Down Cake: A sweet tribute to a Rosh Hashanah tradition," 11 Sep. 2019 Marc Jacobs would likely come out on top if there's a trademark dispute given its earlier filing date, Gerben said. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "Ohio State can't trademark the word "the," patent office says," 11 Sep. 2019 Every 9/11, Whitten said members of the community come out to the artifact, some placing flowers by it. Paul Wedding, Houston Chronicle, "World Trade Center beam serves as 9/11 reminder for Ponderosa firefighters," 11 Sep. 2019 Central Florida has seen it time and time again: A developer set sights on a neighborhood to put in affordable housing and soon residents are coming out in droves to stop it. Caroline Glenn, orlandosentinel.com, "Orange task force takes on the stigma of affordable housing," 11 Sep. 2019 Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 20 to 22 minutes. Tara Bench, Country Living, "Marshmallow Ghost Brownies," 6 Sep. 2019 Below, shop our favorite coffee table books that either just came out or are just about to. Vogue, "Improve Your Living Room With Fall’s 15 Best Coffee Table Books," 6 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of come out

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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