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

     

    out

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//aʊt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//aʊt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they out
    BrE BrE//aʊt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//aʊt//
     
    he / she / it outs
    BrE BrE//aʊts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//aʊts//
     
    past simple outed
    BrE BrE//ˈaʊtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈaʊtɪd//
     
    past participle outed
    BrE BrE//ˈaʊtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈaʊtɪd//
     
    -ing form outing
    BrE BrE//ˈaʊtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈaʊtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1out somebody to say publicly that somebody is homosexual, especially when they would prefer to keep the fact a secret He is the latest politician to be outed by gay activists.
  2. 2out somebody/something (as something) to say something publicly about somebody/something that they would prefer to keep secret The man who claimed to have found the diaries has been outed as a fraud. Their motives were outed as purely financial.
  3. Word Origin Old English ūt (adverb), ūtian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch uit and German aus.
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