go out

verb

Definition of go out

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to go forth, abroad, or outdoors; specifically :  to leave one's houseb (1) :  to take the field as a soldier (2) :  to participate as a principal in a duelc :  to travel as or as if a colonist or immigrantd :  to work away from home

  3. 2a :  to come to an endb :  to give up office :  resignc :  to become obsolete or unfashionabled (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

  4. 3 :  to take part in social activities

  5. 4 :  to go on strike

  6. 5 :  break, collapse

  7. 6 :  to become a candidate went out for the football team

Examples of go out in a Sentence

  1. there was concern that the dam would go out under the force of the flood waters

  2. she enjoys going out on weekends, but during the week she's a homebody

First Known Use of go out

before 12th century



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