spell out - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyspell out
he/she/itspells out
present participlespelling out
past tensespelt out or spelled out
past participlespelt out or spelled out
  1. 1
    informal to say or explain something very clearly because someone has not understood something
    spell something out to/for someone:

    It’s frustrating when you have to spell everything out for them.

See also main entry: spell