rain out

verb
rained out; raining out; rains out

Definition of rain out

transitive verb

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

Other Words from rain out

rainout \ ˈrān-​ˌau̇t How to pronounce rain out (audio) \ noun

Examples of rain out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In one painted scene, tiny angels or babies rain out of the sky like something from an acid-trip Blake engraving. Dan Chiasson, The New York Review of Books, 23 Sep. 2021 In one painted scene, tiny angels or babies rain out of the sky like something from an acid-trip Blake engraving. Dan Chiasson, The New York Review of Books, 23 Sep. 2021 In one painted scene, tiny angels or babies rain out of the sky like something from an acid-trip Blake engraving. Dan Chiasson, The New York Review of Books, 23 Sep. 2021 In one painted scene, tiny angels or babies rain out of the sky like something from an acid-trip Blake engraving. Dan Chiasson, The New York Review of Books, 23 Sep. 2021 In one painted scene, tiny angels or babies rain out of the sky like something from an acid-trip Blake engraving. Dan Chiasson, The New York Review of Books, 23 Sep. 2021 In one painted scene, tiny angels or babies rain out of the sky like something from an acid-trip Blake engraving. Dan Chiasson, The New York Review of Books, 23 Sep. 2021 In one painted scene, tiny angels or babies rain out of the sky like something from an acid-trip Blake engraving. Dan Chiasson, The New York Review of Books, 23 Sep. 2021 Paul Simon, who lives near Central Park, waits the rain out in his apartment for a chance of resumption that doesn’t come. Amy X. Wang, Rolling Stone, 9 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of rain out

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rain out was in 1896

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Last Updated

12 Dec 2021

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“Rain out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rain%20out. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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