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English definition of “go out”

go out

verb uk phrasal verb with go   /ɡəʊ/ us    /ɡoʊ/ (present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)

(LEAVE)

A1 to leave a room or building, especially in order to do something for entertainment: Please close the door as you go out. Do you fancy going out for a meal after work? It's terribly smoky in here - I'm just going out for a breath of fresh air. [+ -ing verb] I wish you'd spend more time at home instead of going out drinking with your friends every night.Departing

(RELATIONSHIP)

B1 to have a romantic and usually sexual relationship with someone: How long have you been going out with him? They'd been going out (together/with each other) for almost five years before he moved in with her.Marriage, cohabitation and other relationships

(SEA)

If the tide goes out, it moves back and covers less of the beach.
Compare
Floods, tides and currents

(LIGHT/FIRE)

B1 If a light or something that is burning goes out, it stops producing light or heat: When I woke up the fire had gone out.Stopping firesEmitting and casting lightStop having or doing something

(SPORT)

UK to lose when you are playing in a sports competition, so that you must stop playing in the competition: England went out to France in the second round of the championship.Losing and being defeatedScoring, winning and losing in sport
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