Definition of out noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

out

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//aʊt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//aʊt//
 
 
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  • [singular] a way of avoiding having to do something She was desperately looking for an out.
  • Word Origin Old English ūt (adverb), ūtian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch uit and German aus.Idioms
    in and out (of something)
     
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    going regularly to a place He was in and out of jail for most of his life.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: out