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spell something out

phrasal verb with spell  us   /spel/ verb
  • (SAY LETTERS)

to say or show letters: They spelled out the letters Y, M, C, and A with their arms and bodies.

spell something out

phrasal verb with spell  us   /spel/ verb
  • (EXPLAIN)

to explain something in detail: The mayor has so far refused to spell out how he intends to raise the money.
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