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English definition of “spell sth out”

spell sth out

phrasal verb with spell     /spel/ verb
to explain something in a very clear way with details : The government has so far refused to spell out its plans / policies .informal What do you mean you don't understand - do I have to spell it out for you?Defining and explaining
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