want out of

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of want out of

: to want to no longer be included in (something)
  • She wants out of the deal, but it's too late.

Word by Word Definitions

want play
  1. : to be needy or destitute

  2. : to have or feel need

  3. : to be necessary or needed

  1. : deficiency, lack

  2. : grave and extreme poverty that deprives one of the necessities of life

  3. : something wanted : need, desire

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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