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English definition of “out”

out

adverb, preposition (MADE PUBLIC)    /aʊt/
(of information) no longer kept secret: You can't hide your gambling any longer - the secret's out.Revealing secrets and becoming known If a gay person comes out, they tell people that they are gay, and do not keep it a secret: She came out three years ago. He hasn't come out to his family yet.Relating to sexual preference
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