help out

phrasal verb

helped out; helping out; helps out
: to do something so another person's job or task is easier
I can't do this myself. Won't someone please help me out?
I sometimes help out in the kitchen.

Examples of help out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gregory began helping out with the bookstore, keeping an eye on the store and giving the decor her creative vision. Tiffani Jackson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 8 May 2024 Many are depending on their parents to lend a hand, as a third of millennials and Gen Zers expect their family to help out with a down payment, according to Redfin. Chloe Berger, Fortune, 6 May 2024 The Princess of Wales shared that George and Charlotte enjoyed helping out in the kitchen. Audrey Schmidt, Peoplemag, 2 May 2024 Recommended Balance Beyond TikTok ban: How one state is grappling with teens and scrolling That change eased things considerably for Mr. Schultz, his son, and his wife, who helps out. Francine Kiefer, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 Apr. 2024 Her teenage children now help out on weekends, bringing things full circle. Philip Freeman, Charlotte Observer, 24 Apr. 2024 Brown’s wife and kids helped out from day one and now his grandchildren and nieces and nephews help out, too, along with the community. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Apr. 2024 Yeang helps out the mathematically illiterate by offering a literary frame for noise’s semantic shift. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 15 Apr. 2024 At the 2024 Par 3 Contest on Wednesday, April 10, the children of several players of this year’s Masters helped out the golfers on the green. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 12 Apr. 2024

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“Help out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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