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come outphrasal verb
- 1 when the sun, moon, or stars come out, they appear The rain stopped and the sun came out.
- 2(of flowers) to open The daffodils came out early this year.
- 3to be produced or published When is her new novel coming out?
- 4(of news, the truth, etc.) to become known The full story came out at the trial. + that… It came out that he'd been telling lies.
- 5if a photograph comes out, it is a clear picture when it is developed and printed The photos from our trip didn't come out.
- 6 to be shown clearly Her best qualities come out in a crisis.
- 7when words come out, they are spoken I tried to say “I love you,” but the words wouldn't come out.
- 8to say publicly whether you agree or disagree with something He came out against the plan. In her speech, the senator came out in favor of a change in the law.
- 9to no longer hide the fact that you are homosexual
- 10(of a young upper-class girl, especially in the past) to be formally introduced into society
- 1(of an object) to be removed from a place where it is fixed This nail won't come out.
- 2(of dirt, a mark, etc.) to be removed from something by washing or cleaning These ink stains won't come out of my dress. Will the color come out (= become faint or disappear) if I wash it?