out of practice

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of out of practice

:not having done or practiced something with the result that one's skills are not as good as they once were
  • I used to be pretty good at playing the piano, but I'm out of practice now.

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

practice play
  1. : carry out, apply

  2. : to do or perform often, customarily, or habitually

  3. : to be professionally engaged in

  1. : actual performance or application

  2. : a repeated or customary action

  3. : the usual way of doing something


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