rain out


Definition of rain out

transitive verb

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

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Other Words from rain out

rainout \ ˈrān-​ˌau̇t \ noun

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Eventually, a cold front approaching from the west will sweep through and push the low-pressure system responsible for all this rain out to sea. Greg Porter, Washington Post, "PM Update: Heavy rain with localized flooding persists through the evening. Gorgeous weather on Monday.," 3 June 2018 Rafael Nadal and Diego Schwartzman will resume their French Open quarterfinals match on Thursday after being rained out the day before. Jenna West, SI.com, "How to Watch Rafael Nadal vs. Diego Schwartzman: Live Stream, TV Channel," 6 June 2018 Rainiers are rained out Wet grounds canceled Monday’s Pacific Coast League game between the Tacoma Rainiers and host New Orleans Baby Cakes. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Salem-Keizer uses fast start to beat Everett AquaSox," 30 July 2018 The Pittsburgh-Detroit game at Comerica Park was rained out, a day after the Washington-Cincinnati game was postponed in advance. Washington Post, "Stanton, Davidson tee off, opening day turns into HR derby," 30 Mar. 2018 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

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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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