rain out


Definition of rain out 

transitive verb

: to interrupt or prevent (something, such as a sports event) by rain

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rainout \ ˈrān-​ˌau̇t \ noun

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That is because oxygen−16, containing two fewer neutrons and therefore lighter than oxygen−18, evaporates more easily from the ocean but does not rain out again as readily. Christopher Mooney, BostonGlobe.com, "Scientists may have solved a huge riddle that led to more than 1,000 years of cold on Earth. It doesn’t bode well," 12 July 2018 That first year of Dance in the Parks included four performances — three, actually, since one scheduled for the Midway Plaisance ice rink was rained out — reaching a total of about 200 patrons. Lauren Warnecke, chicagotribune.com, "Dance in the Parks is back for 10th summer. It may be first time you've seen modern dance — so 'it has to be good'," 3 July 2018 Their home opener was snowed out, and two games in Detroit were rained out, along with one and a third games here. New York Times, "Yankees’ Visit to Washington Was Brief, but Not Without Benefits," 16 May 2018 Washington Nationals rookie Juan Soto crushed a 433-foot moonshot home run in Monday afternoon's game against the New York Yankees, which is a continuation of a game from May 15th that was rained out in the sixth inning. Chris Chavez, SI.com, "Watch: Juan Soto Hits Moonshot Home Run In Game Technically Before His MLB Debut," 18 June 2018 Buy with confidence this year: if it's rained out, the zoo will refund your gift. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "Tortas, huaraches and green sauce at a little cafe in Grapevine | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 16 May 2018 The other is to win the conference tournament, which got rained out last year. Sean Begin, courant.com, "High School Baseball: Behind Solid Pitching, Granby Eyes Postseason Goals," 13 May 2018 Eric Falberg, president of Celebrate Highwood, said this is the first time in five years that Inferno Fest hasn’t been rained out. Gina Grillo, chicagotribune.com, "Highwood's Inferno Fest celebrates all things spicy," 3 July 2018 The Hartford Yard Goats' game at Binghamton on Sunday was rained out. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Jamar Walton Leads Bees Past Road Warriors," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of rain out

1896, in the meaning defined above

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