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English definition of “out-”

out-

prefix (AWAY FROM)    /aʊt-/
used to add the meaning 'out of' or 'away from' to nouns and adjectives : She turned away from their outstretched hands (= hands held out).From, out and outside
(Definition of out- prefix (AWAY FROM) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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