out of the wood/woods

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of out of the wood/woods

: in a position free from danger or difficulty
  • Her health is getting better but she's not out of the woods yet.

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

wood play
  1. : violently mad

  1. : a dense growth of trees usually greater in extent than a grove and smaller than a forest

  2. : woodland

  3. : the hard fibrous substance consisting basically of xylem that makes up the greater part of the stems, branches, and roots of trees or shrubs beneath the bark and is found to a limited extent in herbaceous plants

  1. : wooden

  2. : suitable for cutting or working with wood

  3. : living, growing, or existing in woods

  1. : to gather or take on wood

  2. : to cover with a growth of trees or plant with trees


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