inside out


Definition of inside out

1 : in such a manner that the inner surface becomes the outer turned the shirt inside out
2 : to a thorough degree knows the subject inside out
3 : in or into a state of disarray often involving drastic reorganization turned the business inside out

Examples of inside out in a Sentence

after 20 years of employment there, he has come to know the company inside out
Recent Examples on the Web In many cultures, drinking flowers is said to heal the body from the inside out. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 29 Apr. 2022 Every organization has a handful of stories that either build up or tear down the brand from the inside out. Ted Vaughn, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2022 The design of Chase Zero started from the inside out. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 22 Apr. 2022 While ceramic flat irons take longer to heat up and work by heating your hair from the inside out, titanium blades heat up nearly immediately and heat your hair from the surface., 15 Apr. 2022 The fungus, Myrmecomorba nylanderiae, works by eating the ants from the inside out. Corryn Wetzel, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Apr. 2022 Amid these brisk entrances and exits is an utter commitment to form: a wild, full-bodied harmony, in which rhythm has no choice but to be ignited from the inside out. New York Times, 31 Mar. 2022 The brand was founded on the mission to connect women of color who are aiming to feel good while taking care of themselves from the inside out. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 25 Mar. 2022 Moving from the inside out, the second audience to consider in your conversation about Ukraine is, of course, the consumer. Allen Adamson, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of inside out

circa 1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of inside out was circa 1600

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10 May 2022

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“Inside out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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Kids Definition of inside out

1 : in such a way that the inner surface becomes the outer Your shirt is inside out.
2 : in or into a confused or disorganized state The room was turned inside out.

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