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English definition of “come out”

come out

(BECOME KNOWN) phrasal verb with come     /kʌm/ verb (came, come)
C2 If something comes out, it becomes known publicly after it has been kept secret: After her death, it came out that she'd lied about her age. When the truth came out, there was public outrage.Revealing secrets and becoming known B2 If information, results, etc. come out, they are given to people: The exam results come out in August.Announcing, informing and stating C2 to tell people that you are gay, often after having kept this secret for some timeRelating to sexual preference
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