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 rain out (audio) \ noun

Examples of rain out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The flock of teal lifted off into driving wind and rain out of the northwest that had left the surface of the river choppy. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, "Studies in the side-by-side shotgun," 18 Apr. 2021 Be sure and choose a jacket designed to keep rain out while wicking moisture away from your skin. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Things To Consider When Buying A Waterproof Jacket," 17 Sep. 2019 For warm days, the lightest rainproof jacket that keeps rain out, wicks moisture away from your torso and arms and is breathable is your very best bet. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Things To Consider When Buying A Waterproof Jacket," 17 Sep. 2019 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

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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

28 Apr 2021

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“Rain out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rain%20out. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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