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

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Other Words from rain out

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

Examples of rain out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other graduations may be held on June 6 if any ceremony is rained out. Roy Kent, Houston Chronicle, "Spring Branch ISD announces outdoor graduation dates for Houston-area students," 7 May 2020 Moving the Olympics is not like rescheduling a game that has been rained out. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Now's the time for Team USA leaders to give a definitive answer on Olympic plans," 23 Mar. 2020 After Tuesday’s off day, the Tigers were rained out Wednesday. Gene Myers, Detroit Free Press, "65 years later, Al Kaline's epic three-homer game still amazes," 12 Apr. 2020 The game was rained out, which the team did not feel was a bad thing. Henry Schulman, SFChronicle.com, "Giants opened their ballpark 20 years ago to a thud. Then the party started," 2 Apr. 2020 Briefly: The Rangers’ second Cactus League game Saturday vs. Milwaukee was rained out and will not be made up. Sam Blum, Dallas News, "The race for Rangers’ final outfield spot, including one player who’s ‘tough to bet against’," 22 Feb. 2020 When the procession was rained out two years ago, the community was crushed. National Geographic, "Can tourism save Italy’s ‘Dying Town’?," 6 Feb. 2020 Around the grounds Because most of Wednesday’s matches were rained out, Thursday’s schedule held out the promise of 75 matches, 54 of them in singles, as the tournament played catch-up. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "2019 U.S. Open Highlights: Coco Gauff Wins the Night," 29 Aug. 2019 And after everything else, the match that Smith improperly posted about was rained out. New York Times, "Revealing Lineup an Hour Early Brings a 3-Month Suspension," 18 Nov. 2019

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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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“Rain out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rain%20out. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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