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English definition of “out”

out

adverb, preposition (INTEND)    /aʊt/
out for sth/to do sth informal doing something, or intending to do something, for an unpleasant reason or only because it is good for you and not others: She doesn't usually help the charity - she's only out for the publicity. [+ to infinitive] He's always been out to cause trouble between us. → See also out ofWanting thingsHoping and hopefulness
(Definition of out adverbpreposition (INTEND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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