map out

phrasal verb

mapped out; mapping out; maps out
: to plan the details of (something, such as a program or one's future)
We mapped out a plan of action.
They mapped her campaign for governor all out.
She has her future all mapped out.

Examples of map out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web American diplomats and military officials protested this spring and criticized the military government for failing to map out a path to return to democracy. Ruth MacLean, New York Times, 7 June 2024 The giant telescope, with its 8.4-meter primary mirror and digital camera, will map out the Milky Way galaxy and the planets in our Solar System and track objects called 'transients' that move across the sky. Elizabeth Gamillo, Discover Magazine, 28 May 2024 When there are oxygen molecules around, their magnetic fields make these protons spiral up faster, so the MRI machine can map out the oxygen in your body. Charlie Wood, Quanta Magazine, 17 May 2024 Gallagher recalls how his future was seemingly mapped out for him. Orianna Rosa Royle, Fortune, 5 May 2024 The law signed by Pritzker in March maps out 10 districts for the November general election, in addition to the 20 areas for the 2026 elections. Alysa Guffey, Chicago Tribune, 26 May 2024 Miller, 79, mapped out three follow-ups to the Mad Max films that began with 1979’s Mel Gibson-starring original, with Fury Road serving as a launching point for two prequels: Furiosa’s life story, then another focused on Tom Hardy’s Max. Jack Smart, Peoplemag, 25 May 2024 By the time the quartet touched down in England, the fundamentals for the McLaren F1 were completely mapped out. Sean Evans, Robb Report, 21 May 2024 But an uptick in government enforcement could push carmakers and their suppliers to map out these supply networks with more urgency. Jack Ewing, New York Times, 20 May 2024

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“Map out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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