Phrasal Verbs with OUT

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ask out
(separable) to request someone to go on a date with you

I asked Mary out again. She refused.

bail out bail_out
(intransitive) to jump out of an airplane (usually when it?s going to crash)

Luckily the pilot bailed out before his plane hit the side of the mountain.

bail out bail_out
(intransitive) to quit or stop doing something (usually when experiencing difficulties)

The congressional candidate bailed out of the race because there was no hope that he could raise enough money to win.

bail out bail_out
(separable) to rescue someone from a difficult situation

Max's uncle bailed him out of the financial problems he was having.

black out
(intransitive) to lose consciousness momentarily

Max had a very severe headache and blacked out several times, so his doctor admitted him to the hospital.

break out break_out
(intransitive) to suddenly develop or erupt

A riot broke out in Los Angeles today.

chicken out
(intransitive) not to do something because of fear

Max wanted to ask Mary out on a date, but he chickened out.

come out come_out
(intransitive) to become known, to come into public view, to debut

The news of the candidates past sexual misconduct came out just before the election.

come out come_out
(intransitive) to turn out, result

Everything came out fine in the end

come out come_out
(intransitive) to declare one?s position publicly

The senator came out against gay marriage.

come out come_out
(intransitive) to reveal that oneself as homosexual

After years of trying to act straight, Max finally came out.

cross out cross_out
(separable) to draw a line through something

I didn?t have an eraser, so I had to cross out my mistakes instead.

dish out
(separable) to allocate, dispense, or distribute food from a container

After dinner, Max dished out some delicious fruit salad for desert.

drown out
(separable) to make a sound inaudible with a louder sound

Max uses his iPod to drown out all of the people's voices around him.

eat out eat_out
(intransitive) to go out to a restaurant to eat

Max was tired of eating out, so he stayed home and had a TV dinner.

empty out
(separable) to remove everything from a container making it empty

Max emptied the refrigerator out.

empty out
(intransitive) to be vacated by people

The concert hall emptied out as soon as the concert was over.

even out
(separable) to make something measure the same as something else

Max has trouble evening out his sideburns since one ear is lower than the other.

find out find_out
(separable) to learn or discover

Mary was mad when she found out that she was adopted.

get out get_out
(intransitive) to become known

The news about Mary got out very quickly.



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