out-of-town

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adjective

1
: coming from or going to another town or city
out-of-town mail
out-of-town visitors
2
: happening in another town or city
The band has an out-of-town show tomorrow night.
3
British : located away from the center of a town
out-of-town shopping centers

out of town

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idiom

1
: a different town
She's from out of town.
2
: away from the town or city where one lives or where an activity usually takes place
I'm going to be out of town over the weekend.
The ball club will be playing out of town next week.

Examples of out-of-town in a Sentence

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Adjective
Economic impact reports about the revenue generated by professional sports franchises often cite measurable percentages of ticket sales to out-of-town consumers, Matheson said, but studies have not shown commensurate gains in tourism. Cathie Anderson, Sacramento Bee, 6 Apr. 2024 But this one would be good for one thing — pleasing the tens of thousands of out-of-town fans who come to their home games. Nick Canepa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Apr. 2024 Jolie is one of the lead producers on the musical, a project she was inspired to take on after Vivienne saw the out-of-town tryout at La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego. Jen Juneau, Peoplemag, 4 Apr. 2024 There, locals and out-of-town visitors could find restaurants such as BCD Tofu House and Korean grocery stores like H Mart. Sarah Mosqueda, Los Angeles Times, 29 Mar. 2024 Between spring break, summer vacations, and out-of-town weddings, the next few months are typically packed with travel. Rachel Trujillo, Travel + Leisure, 28 Mar. 2024 Luckily, an out-of-town neighbor gave Conlin access to their unit. Sophia Solano, Washington Post, 26 Mar. 2024 Angelina Jolie Will Produce 'Outsiders' Broadway Show with Help from 'Thoughtful' Daughter Vivienne, 15 Angelina Jolie is one of the lead producers on the musical, a project she was inspired to take on after her daughter Vivienne saw the out-of-town tryout at La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego. Dave Quinn, Peoplemag, 15 Mar. 2024 According to Newsweek, the brokerage recorded a 300 percent increase in queries from affluent, out-of-town shoppers who wanted to relocate. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 13 Mar. 2024
Idiom
In town and out of town the organization owns, manages and offers tours of nearly 50 properties. Jeff MacGregor, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 June 2023 As the citizens of Oroville jammed the roads out of town, the Sheriff’s Department started to evacuate the jail. Christopher Cox Spencer Lowell, New York Times, 22 June 2023 An old-school diner, motel, and auto repair shop feature in the footprint, the structures flanking a highway that extends endlessly out of town in either direction. Charlie Hobbs, Condé Nast Traveler, 16 June 2023 The parade of boxes emerging from the White House continued right up to Inauguration Day, when the departing president smashed tradition and slipped out of town without attending his successor’s swearing-in, without so much as a greeting to the new guy. Marc Fisher, Anchorage Daily News, 11 June 2023 In general, large companies aren’t afraid to ship out of town and set up shop elsewhere. Chloe Berger, Fortune, 9 June 2023 This week will be one of those rare instances when both teams are out of town to start the week, with the Cubs still out west. Lamond Pope, Chicago Tribune, 5 June 2023 Further out of town is Estancia Cristina, a 20th-century sheep ranch accessible only by the resort's boat across Lake Argentino. Nora Walsh, Travel + Leisure, 5 June 2023 Long estranged from his twin, a rich real estate mogul who lived in a ginormous chateau outside of the French city of Perpignan, near the Spanish border, the detective arrives to give his niece a quick hand before getting out of town. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 May 2023

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“Out-of-town.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out-of-town. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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