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Definition of outline verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    outline

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈaʊtlaɪn//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they outline
     
    he / she / it outlines
     
    past simple outlined
     
    -ing form outlining
     
     
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  1. 1outline something (to somebody) outline what, how, etc… to give a description of the main facts or points involved in something synonym sketch We outlined our proposals to the committee.
  2. 2[usually passive] outline something (against something) to show or mark the outer edge of something They saw the huge building outlined against the sky.
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