Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

separate out

 - definition
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

phrasal verb
Word Forms
Close
present tense
I/you/we/theyseparate out
he/she/itseparates out
present participleseparating out
past tenseseparated out
past participleseparated out

Related dictionary definitions

  1. 1
    [transitive] same as separate2 (sense 5)

    Two main factors separate out this group of children from the others.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] same as separate2 (sense 3)

    The material is processed to separate out the impurities.

See also main entry: separate

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

selfie stick

an expandable stick which you attach to a mobile phone or camera to help you take a selfie …

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog