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spell sth out

phrasal verb with spell
 
 
/spel/ verb ( past tense and past participle spelled, also UK spelt)
to explain something in a very clear way with details: They sent me a letter, spelling out the details of the agreement.Defining and explaining
Translations of “spell sth out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 解釋清楚, 詳細地說明…
in Russian разъяснять что-либо…
in Turkish ayrıntıyla açıklamak, açıkça anlatmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 解释清楚, 详细地说明…
in Polish wyjaśniać coś…
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