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"outing" in British English

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outingnoun

uk   /ˈaʊ.tɪŋ/  us   /-t̬ɪŋ/
  • outing noun (JOURNEY)

[C] a ​shortjourney made by a ​group of ​people, usually for ​pleasure or ​education: Every ​year the ​professortakes her ​students on an outing to the ​archives of the Library of ​Congress.UK Rosie's going on a class/​school outing to the Wildlife Park.
  • outing noun (MADE PUBLIC)

[C or U] an ​occasion when it is made ​public that a ​famousperson is ​gay when he or she ​wanted to ​keep this ​informationprivate: There have been several outings of well-known ​moviestarsrecently.
(Definition of outing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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outingnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɑʊ·t̬ɪŋ/
a ​shorttrip, taken for ​pleasure or ​entertainment: a ​family outing an outing to the ​beach
(Definition of outing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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