dine out on
phrasal to use as a subject for dining table conversation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dine out on — To be invited to dinner, or (loosely) to enjoy social success, on the strength of (one s possession of eg interesting information) • • • Main Entry: ↑dine * * * ˌdine ˈout on [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they dine out on he/she/it …   Useful english dictionary

  • dine out on — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms dine out on : present tense I/you/we/they dine out on he/she/it dines out on present participle dining out on past tense dined out on past participle dined out on humorous dine out on something if you dine out …   English dictionary

  • dine out on — regularly entertain friends with (a humorous or interesting anecdote). → dine …   English new terms dictionary

  • dine out on something — ˌdine ˈout on sth derived (informal) to tell other people about sth that has happened to you, in order to make them interested in you Main entry: ↑dinederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • dine out — verb eat at a restaurant or at somebody else s home • Syn: ↑eat out • Ant: ↑eat in (for: ↑eat out) • Hypernyms: ↑eat • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • dine — [ daın ] verb intransitive FORMAL to eat dinner: They dined together at an expensive restaurant. dine on or dine off phrasal verb transitive FORMAL dine on/off something to eat a particular type of food, especially an expensive one ,dine out… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dine — [daın] v [i]formal [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: diner, from Vulgar Latin disjejunare to eat after not eating for a time ] to eat dinner ▪ He was dining with friends at the Ritz. →wine and dine sb at ↑wine2 dine on/off [dine on/off sth] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dine — ► VERB 1) eat dinner. 2) (dine out on) regularly entertain friends with (a particular anecdote). ORIGIN Old French disner, probably from desjëuner to break fast …   English terms dictionary

  • dine — verb (I) formal to eat dinner: We dined at the Ritz. see also: wine and dine wine 2 dine on/off sth phrasal verb (T) formal to eat a particular kind of food for dinner, especially expensive food: We dined on lobster and strawberries. dine out… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dine — UK [daɪn] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms dine : present tense I/you/we/they dine he/she/it dines present participle dining past tense dined past participle dined formal to eat dinner They dined together at an expensive restaurant. Phrasal… …   English dictionary

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