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Definition of out noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[singular] a way of avoiding having to do something She was desperately looking for an out.
  2. 2[countable] (in baseball) an act of putting a player out, so that is no longer their turn with the bat to make an out
  3. Idioms
    the ins and outs (of something)
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    all the details, especially the complicated or difficult ones the ins and outs of the problem He quickly learned the ins and outs of the job.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: out