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phrasal verb [intransitive] informal
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present tense
I/you/we/theywant out
he/she/itwants out
present participlewanting out
past tensewanted out
past participlewanted out
  1. 1
    to wish to leave a place

    Would you open the door? The dog wants out.

    She wanted out of the jail cell so badly she started to scream.

  2. 2
    to wish to leave a situation or relationship and no longer be involved in it

    Malcolm wanted out of his job.

    Stephanie is fed up with her husband. She just wants out of the marriage.

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