go out
intransitive verb Date: before 12th century 1. a. to go forth, abroad, or outdoors; specifically to leave one's house b. (1) to take the field as a soldier (2) to participate as a principal in a duel c. to travel as or as if a colonist or immigrant d. to work away from home 2. a. to come to an end b. to give up office ; resign c. to become obsolete or unfashionable d. (1) to play the last card of one's hand (2) to reach or exceed the total number of points required for game in cards 3. to take part in social activities 4. to go on strike 5. break, collapse 6. to become a candidate <
went out for the football team
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  • go out — {v. phr.} 1. To pass out of date or style. * /Short skirts are gradually going out./ 2. To stop giving off light or burning. * /Put more wood on the fire or it will go out./ 3. To leave. * /When I called Sue, her mother said that she had just… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • ˌgo ˈout — phrasal verb 1) to leave your house and go somewhere, especially to do something enjoyable I wanted the evenings free for going out with friends.[/ex] We haven t gone out dancing for a long time.[/ex] Let s go out to eat tonight.[/ex] 2) to have… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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