out of sync

Definition of out of sync

  1. 1 :  in a state in which two or more people or things do not move or happen together at the same time and speed Some of the soldiers were marching out of sync. The soundtrack was out of sync so they stopped the film. —often + with She was out of sync with the other dancers.

  2. 2 :  in a state in which two or more people or things do not agree with or match one another I don't know the exact time. All the clocks in the office are out of sync. —often + with His actions are completely out of sync with our goals.

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

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

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

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

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

sync
  1. :  synchronize

  1. :  synchronization, synchronism


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