Definition of out of sync
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 + withShe was out of sync with the other dancers.
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 + withHis actions are completely out of sync with our goals.
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