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Meaning of “come out” - Learner’s Dictionary

come out

phrasal verb with come     /kʌm/ verb ( past tense came, past participle come)
BECOME AVAILABLE
B1 If a book, record, film, etc comes out, it becomes available for people to buy or see: When does their new album come out?Available and accessiblePresent
SUN
B1 If the sun, the moon, or a star comes out, it appears in the sky.Appearing and disappearing
BECOME KNOWN
to become known: The truth about him will come out in the end.Revealing secrets and becoming known
SOCIAL EVENT UK
to go somewhere with someone for a social event: Would you like to come out for a drink?Being, becoming friends and getting to know someone
RESULT
If you describe how something comes out at the end of a process or activity, you say what it is like: How did your chocolate cake come out?Coming to an endCausing something to end
INFORMATION
If results or information come out, they are given to people: The exam results come out in August.Announcing, informing and stating
BE REMOVED
If dirt or a mark comes out of something, it disappears when you clean it: Will this red wine stain come out?Cleaning generallyPersonal hygiene and appearance - general words
PHOTOGRAPH
If a photograph comes out, the picture can be seen clearly: The photos didn't come out very well.Photography
BE SAID
If something that you say comes out in a particular way, you say it in that way: I wanted to tell her that I loved her, but it came out all wrong.Saying and utteringSaying again
TELL
to tell people that you are homosexual (= sexually attracted to people of the same sex) Relating to sexual preferenceRevealing secrets and becoming known
come out against/in favour of sth
to say publicly that you oppose or support somethingExpressing and asking opinionsRemarks and remarkingControlling emotions
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