Meaning of “help (sb) out” in the English Dictionary

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"help (sb) out" in British English

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help (sb) out

phrasal verb with help uk /help/ us /help/ verb

B2 If you help out, you do a part of someone's work or give someone money:

Her parents helped (her) out with a £500 loan.

More examples

  • I don't mind helping them out, but I can't help feeling a bit put-upon.
  • Thanks for helping me out with that report - you saved my life!
  • They promised that they would help out.
  • Paul helped his elderly neighbour out by clearing snow from her path.
  • In his closing remarks, the chairman thanked everyone who had helped out.

(Definition of “help (sb) out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)