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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theysketch out
he/she/itsketches out
present participlesketching out
past tensesketched out
past participlesketched out

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  1. same as sketch2 (sense 2)

    I've just sketched out a rough proposal.

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