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break out (of)

verb (1)

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(Entry 1 of 20)

to get free from a dangerous or confining situation
  • at last she decided to break out of her suffocating marriage

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out-of-date

adjective (1)

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out-of-door

adjective (2)
variants: or out-of-doors

Synonyms & Antonyms of out-of-door (Entry 3 of 20)

of, relating to, or held in the open air
  • an out-of-door performance under the stars

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out-of-doors

noun

Synonyms of out-of-doors (Entry 4 of 20)

that part of the physical world that is removed from human habitation
  • hiking in the out-of-doors can be a tremendous appetite builder

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out-of-sight

adjective (3)
slang

Synonyms & Antonyms of out-of-sight (Entry 5 of 20)

of the very best kind
  • the food at that restaurant is out-of-sight—but then so are the prices

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out-of-the-way

adjective (4)

Synonyms & Antonyms of out-of-the-way (Entry 6 of 20)

2 noticeably different from what is generally found or experienced
  • there was nothing out-of-the-way about the hitchhiker's appearance that might arouse suspicion

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shuffle (out of)

verb (2)

Synonyms & Antonyms of shuffle (out of) (Entry 7 of 20)

to get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery
  • I don't know how the CEO managed to shuffle out of being held responsible for his company's weak performance

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weasel (out of)

verb (3)

Synonyms & Antonyms of weasel (out of) (Entry 8 of 20)

to get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery
  • you won't be able to weasel out of your share of the work by feigning illness

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be out of breath

phrase (1)

Synonyms of be out of breath (Entry 9 of 20)

to breathe hard, quickly, or with difficulty
  • They were out of breath after their five-mile run.

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bent out of shape

phrase (2)

Synonyms & Antonyms of bent out of shape (Entry 10 of 20)

feeling or showing anger
  • Try not to get so bent out of shape over such little things.

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drop out of sight

phrase (3)

Synonyms & Antonyms of drop out of sight (Entry 11 of 20)

to cease to be visible
  • The city dropped out of sight as we rounded the highway.

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get a kick out of

phrase (4)
variants: or get a charge out of

Synonyms & Antonyms of get a kick out of (Entry 12 of 20)

to take pleasure in
  • It's clear that people get a kick out of silly cat videos.

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let the cat out of the bag (about)

phrase (5)

Synonyms & Antonyms of let the cat out of the bag (about) (Entry 13 of 20)

to make known (as information previously kept secret)
  • They tried not to let the cat out of the bag about the surprise party.

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out of commission

phrase (6)

Synonyms & Antonyms of out of commission (Entry 14 of 20)

1 not being in working order
  • The stove is out of commission right now, so we'll have to cook on the grill.

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2 not being in a state of use, activity, or employment
  • Part of the hotel is being renovated and is temporarily out of commission.

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out of hand

phrase (7)

Synonyms & Antonyms of out of hand (Entry 15 of 20)

out of humor

phrase (8)

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out of it

phrase (9)

Synonyms & Antonyms of out of it (Entry 17 of 20)

suffering from mental confusion
  • Sorry for my lack of communication; I'm a bit out of it today.

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out of joint

phrase (10)

Synonyms & Antonyms of out of joint (Entry 18 of 20)

1 having a feeling that one has been wronged or thwarted in one's ambitions
  • He was feeling out of joint after several job rejections.

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out of one's mind

phrase (11)

Synonyms & Antonyms of out of one's mind (Entry 19 of 20)

having or showing a very abnormal or sick state of mind
  • He started behaving erratically and was thought by many to be out of his mind.

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out of place

phrase (12)

Synonyms & Antonyms of out of place (Entry 20 of 20)

not appropriate for a particular occasion or situation
  • The string quartet seemed out of place for a toddler's birthday party.

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“Break out (of).” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/out%20of. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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