help out

phrasal verb
helped out; helping out; helps out

Definition of help 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.

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“Help out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/help%20out. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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