out of sync


: 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.
: 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.

Examples of out of sync in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And all of the Cimarron's pedals act just slightly out of sync. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, 10 Feb. 2023 If things have gotten out of sync with a peer or project, do your best to return things to their properly balanced state. Chicago Tribune, 11 Dec. 2022 Yet more than a month into the booster deployment, these numbers seem completely out of sync with the actual uptake. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, 12 Oct. 2022 In that case, there was no need to invent a mechanism that would have knocked it out of sync. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 19 Sep. 2022 Warmer temperature causes plants to bloom sooner, which is out of sync with when the butterflies lay their eggs and metamorphose. Allison Chinchar and Jennifer Gray, CNN, 14 Aug. 2022 The German Greens, their party founded in 1980 at the height of the anti-nuclear movement, seem out of sync with today’s realities. Liza Featherstone, The New Republic, 14 July 2022 At their best a free-flowing collection of athletic shotmakers with great offensive efficiency, the Suns were left both out of sync on the court and out of sorts afterward. Dallas News, 7 May 2022 Changing resolutions in YouTube can also cause audio and video to fall out of sync. Chris Smith, BGR, 4 Apr. 2022

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“Out of sync.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20of%20sync. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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