- 1 to leave your house to go to a social event She goes out a lot. go out doing something He goes out drinking most evenings.
- 2 when the tide goes out, it moves away from the land synonym ebb opposite come in
- 3to be sent Have the invitations gone out yet?
- 4(British English) when a radio or television programme goes out, it is broadcast See related entries: Radio broadcasting
- 5when news or information goes out, it is announced or published go out that… Word went out that the director had resigned
- 6 if a fire or light goes out, it stops burning or shining
- 1to fail to reach the next stage of a competition, etc. She went out of the tournament in the first round.
- 2 to be no longer fashionable or generally used Those skirts went out years ago.