Phrasal Verbs with OUT
(separable) to request someone to go on a date with you
I asked Mary out again. She refused.
(intransitive) to jump out of an airplane (usually when it?s going to crash)
Luckily the pilot bailed out before his plane hit the side of the mountain.
(intransitive) to quit or stop doing something (usually when experiencing difficulties)
The congressional candidate bailed out of the race because there was no hope that he could raise enough money to win.
(separable) to rescue someone from a difficult situation
Max?s uncle bailed him out of the financial problems he was having.
(intransitive) to lose consciousness momentarily
Max had a very severe headache and blacked out several times, so his doctor admitted him to the hospital.
(intransitive) to suddenly develop or erupt
A riot broke out in Los Angeles today.
(intransitive) not to do something because of fear
Max wanted to ask Mary out on a date, but he chickened out.
(intransitive) to become known, to come into public view, to debut
The news of the candidates past sexual misconduct came out just before the election.
(intransitive) to turn out, result
Everything came out fine in the end
(intransitive) to declare one?s position publicly
The senator came out against gay marriage.
(intransitive) to reveal that oneself as homosexual
After years of trying to act straight, Max finally came out.
(separable) to draw a line through something
I didn?t have an eraser, so I had to cross out my mistakes instead.
(separable) to allocate, dispense, or distribute food from a container
After dinner, Max dished out some delicious fruit salad for desert.
(separable) to make a sound inaudible with a louder sound
Max uses his iPod to drown out all of the people?s voices around him.
(intransitive) to go out to a restaurant to eat
Max was tired of eating out, so he stayed home and had a TV dinner.
(separable) to remove everything from a container making it empty
Max emptied the refrigerator out.
(intransitive) to be vacated by people
The concert hall emptied out as soon as the concert was over.
(separable) to make something measure the same as something else
Max has trouble evening out his sideburns since one ear is lower than the other.
(separable) to learn or discover
Mary was mad when she found out that she was adopted.
(intransitive) to become known
The news about Mary got out very quickly.
(intransitive) to escape or leave
Sam wouldn’t stop talking so we asked him to get out.
(separable) cause to escape or leave
Please get that cat out of here.
(inseparable) to distribute
Mary is very happy that they give needles out at the local clinic.
(separable) to distribute
Lee Harvey often handed out leaflets on the street corner.
(separable) to force to leave
The bouncers kicked Max out of the bar for starting a fight.
(intransitive) to make someone unconscious
That last drink I had really knocked me out.
(separable) to not include
A margarita is not a margarita if you leave the tequila out.
(separable) to lock the door so that someone can’t enter
Jane locked Jack out of the bathroom because she wanted some privacy.
(intransitive) to be careful; watchful; to protect someone’s interests
Most politicians just look out for themselves and their wealthy constituents. They have little regard for the average person.
(intransitive) to lose consciousness
Mary was so tired that she passed out as soon as she got home.
(separable) to distribute
The teacher passed the assignment out.
(separable) to choose
When shopping for watermelon, I like to pick out the biggest.
(separable) to print something from a computer
I need to buy some more paper for my printer so that I can print out my report for history class.
(separable) to extinguish
The firefighters put the fire out.
(separable) to publish; issue
The government put out a news brief to misinform the public.
(separable) to exert, extend
The workers put out considerable effort to get the job done on time.
(separable) to expel
Please put the cat out.
(separable) to grant temporary use or occupancy in exchange for payment
Max rents one of the rooms in house out to make a little extra money.
(intransitive) to exit quickly
The workers all rushed out because it was time to go home.
(separable) to compromise one’s values for personal gain
Catherine sold out. I guess power and money mean more to her than what she said were her personal values.
(separable) to sell everything in the store
We can’t go to the concert. The tickets have been sold out
(separable) to speak very loudly; to announce
Max shouted the directions to his house out.
(separable) to arrange or separate by type, class, category, etc.
Max sorted his socks out.
(separable) to resolve problems or difficulties
Max tried to sort out the misunderstanding he had with Mary.
(intransitive) to be prominent or conspicuous
Max’s car stands out among all of the cars in the parking lot because of its florescent green paintjob.
(intransitive) to not return home past the regular time
Bill got angry when his wife stayed out all night.
(separable) to take someone on a date
Max took Mary out to a fancy restaurant.
(separable) to extract; remove
Max takes out the trash every night.
(intransitive) to change from a frozen state to a non-frozen state
The ice-covered lakes thaw out in the springtime.
(separable) to cause something to change from a frozen state to a non-frozen state by warming it
The warm sun thawed out the icy sidewalk.
(separable) to discard
Mary threw out all of her old clothes.
(separable) to test to see if something is suitable
I’m going to try out some new recipes for dinner this week.
(separable) to switch off
Please turn out the lights.
(intransitive) to leave as a sign of protest
The workers walked out to protest the low wages.