spell out

verb
spelled out; spelling out; spells out

Definition of spell out

transitive verb

1 : to make plain spelled out the orders in detail
2 : to write or print in letters and in full numbers are to be spelled out

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Examples of spell out in a Sentence

the dating applicant spelled out exactly what she wanted in a man

First Known Use of spell out

1940, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Spell out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spell%20out. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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