out of nowhere

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of out of nowhere

1 :from an unlikely beginning
  • She rose to fame out of nowhere.
2 :in a sudden and unexpected way
  • The car came out of nowhere!
  • Suddenly, out of nowhere, she offered me the job.
  • From out of nowhere he asked her if she was having an affair.

Word by Word Definitions

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats

nowhere play
  1. : not in or at any place

  2. : to no place

  3. : not at all : not to the least extent

  1. : a nonexistent place

  2. : an unknown, distant, or obscure place or state

  1. : of or relating to a remote or relatively unknown location


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