get it out of one's system

Definition of get it out of one's system

informal

  1. 1 :  to do something that one has been wanting to do so that one no longer feel a strong desire to do it You keep talking about making a cross-country trip. I think you just need to do it and get it out of your system.

  2. 2 :  to get rid of a strong emotion (such as anger) by doing something He really angered her, so she went for a walk to get it out of her system.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

  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

systemplay
  1. :  a regularly interacting or interdependent group of items forming a unified whole : such as

    :  a group of interacting bodies under the influence of related forces

    :  an assemblage of substances that is in or tends to equilibrium


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