go out

verb

Definition of go out 

intransitive verb

1a : to go forth, abroad, or outdoors specifically : to leave one's house

b(1) : to take the field as a soldier

(2) : to participate as a principal in a duel

c : to travel as or as if a colonist or immigrant

d : to work away from home

2a : to come to an end

b : to give up office : resign

c : to become obsolete or unfashionable

d(1) : to play the last card of one's hand

(2) : to reach or exceed the total number of points required for game in cards

3 : to take part in social activities

4 : to go on strike

6 : to become a candidate went out for the football team

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Examples of go out in a Sentence

there was concern that the dam would go out under the force of the flood waters she enjoys going out on weekends, but during the week she's a homebody

First Known Use of go out

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

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The first known use of go out was before the 12th century

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