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outlet

noun [C] uk   /ˈaʊt.let/ us  

outlet noun [C] (WAY OUT)

a way, especially a pipe or hole, for liquid or gas to go out: a waste water outlet an outlet pipeC2 a way in which emotion or energy can be expressed or made use of: Her work provided no outlet for her energies and talents. Writing poetry was his only form of emotional outlet.

outlet noun [C] (SHOP)

C2 a shop that is one of many owned by a particular company and that sells the goods that the company has produced: a fast-food outlet a retail outlet

outlet noun [C] (ELECTRICITY)

C1 US a power point
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