On this week’s podcast, you’ll learn lots of ways to use the word ‘out’ so that you can expand your vocabulary and be an outstanding English speaker.
There are many uses of out. Here are some of the more common ones.
outdo – better than (also, outplay, outrun, outwork, outsmart, outperform etc) – ‘You’ve outdone yourself!’
Suffix out –
breakout (Compare outbreak)
to read out loud (aloud)
to go out (on the town) (the fire’s gone out/my cigarette’s gone out)
to have a night out / to be out – he’s out
To be out: We’re out of beer / The sun’s out / in sport – the ball is out/the batsman is out /
The lights are out, the electricity’s out (an outage) / is the book/film out yet? (be released)
I hit my head and was out for nearly 5 minutes. (unconscious)
9 out of 10 for effort
out of order (machine or a person)
out of date
before the day/week/month/year is out
Out = not an option (It’s raining so the beach is out, but we could go to the cinema.)
out-and-out = absolute/complete (Don’t believe a word he says – he’s an out-and-out liar.)
…and now it’s your turn to practise your English.
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