go out

went out; gone out; going out; goes out

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
e : to bring a performance to a close The band went out with a solid rendition of another Allmans classic …— Joel Silverstein
3a : to take part in social activities made plans to go out for drinks
b : to date someone romantically They've been going out for about six months.
4 : to go on strike
6 : to become a candidate went out for the football team
go out with a bang
: to die, end, or finish in a thrilling, forceful, or impressive way Game of Thrones is known for its impressive production value, so it is understandable why HBO would want to go out with a bang, making the final episodes the biggest television has ever seen.— Emily Murray

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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“Go out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20out. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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