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English definition of “out of”

out of

preposition (NOT IN A STATE OF)   /ˈoʊt əv/
not in the best or in a correct state, or not in a particular state or condition: The picture was out of focus. James has been out of work for over a month. This dress is out of style (= no longer fashionable). out of character If a person’s behavior is out of character, it is very different from the usual way that person behaves: It was out of character for Charles not to offer to help. out of control Someone or something out of control is difficult to manage: The weeds in the garden are out of control. out of print A book that is out of print is no longer available. out of season When a fruit or vegetable is out of season, it is a time of the year when it does not usually grow locally and must be obtained from another region or country: Tomatoes are out of season now.
(Definition of out of preposition (NOT IN A STATE OF) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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