Meaning of “spell something out” in the English Dictionary

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"spell something out" in American English

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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.

(Definition of “spell something out” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)