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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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 In Cork, despite a drenching rain, 40 games went off without a hitch, while most of the Kerry matches were rained out entirely. Charles P. Pierce, SI.com, "Trump Has Made the NFL His Punching Bag. The League’s Best Response Is Defiance," 9 July 2018 With qualifying rained out, Ryan Preece started on the pole in his Joe Gibbs Camry, but radiator problems put him out early. Steven Cole Smith, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Kyle Larson takes Firecracker 250 after wild finish," 7 July 2018 The finale of the Yankees’ four-game weekend series with the Baltimore Orioles was rained out Sunday afternoon. Jeff Seidel, New York Times, "Yankees Continue Season-Long Weather Woes," 3 June 2018 The postponement marks the second consecutive year the Tigers were rained out on Opening Day. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers' Opening Day pushed back a day, but festive mood expected," 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of rain out

1896, in the meaning defined above

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