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English definition of “spell sth out”

spell sth out

verb uk phrasal verb with spell   /spel/ us  
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
(Definition of spell sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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