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English definition of “come out”

come out

[+ adv/prep or adjective] (RESULT) phrasal verb with come     /kʌm/ verb (came, come)
to be in a certain condition or to achieve something at the end of a process or activity: She came out of the divorce settlement a rich woman. These figures have come out wrong! I don't understand it. Your painting has come out really well. He hasn't exactly come out of the scandal with his reputation enhanced.Coming to an endCausing something to end
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