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go out (third-person singular simple present goes out, present participle going out, simple past went out, past participle gone out)

  1. (intransitive) To leave, especially a building.
    Please go out through the back door.
  2. (intransitive, idiomatic) To leave one's abode to go to public places.
    They were going to stay in and read, but instead went out shopping.
    After going to Joan's for dinner, they went out.
  3. (intransitive) To be eliminated from a competition.
    Our team went out in the third round.
  4. (intransitive) To be turned off or extinguished.
    The lights went out.
  5. (intransitive) To become extinct, to expire.
    • 1922, Alfred Edward Housman, XXVIII, lines 3-4
      And cold the poor man lies at night, / And so goes out the year.
  6. (intransitive, card games) To discard or meld all the cards in one's hand.
    Leon made two canastas, then went out by melding treys.
  7. (intransitive) To become out of fashion.
    He thought Nehru jackets went out in the late seventies.
  8. (intransitive, of a couple) To have a romantic relationship, one that involves going out together on dates.
    They've been going out for three years now, but still live apart.
  9. (intransitive, with with) To have a romantic relationship with someone.
    Jack's been going out with Susan for three weeks now.
    Do you think she will go out with anyone this year?
  10. (colloquial) To fail.
    I'd like to help clear the field, but my knee went out on me.
  11. (intransitive, with on) To spend the last moments of a show (while playing something).
    Thank you for introducing us to your new album. Which song should we go out on?


  • (have a romantic relationship): date


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