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English definition of “out of”

out of

preposition (BECAUSE OF)   
B2 used to show the reason why someone does something: I took the job out of necessity because we had no money left . You might like to come and see what we're doing out of interest (= because I think you might be interested ).Connecting words which introduce a cause or reason
(Definition of out of preposition (BECAUSE OF) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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