Did you know?

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

go out

 - definitions and thesaurus
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.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
Close
present tense
I/you/we/theygo out
he/she/itgoes out
present participlegoing out
past tensewent out
past participlegone out
  1. 1
    to leave your house and go somewhere, especially to do something enjoyable
    I wanted the evenings free for going out with friends.
    go out doing something: We haven’t gone out dancing in a long time.
    go out to do something: Let’s go out to eat tonight.
    go out and do something: She wasn’t allowed go out and play with the other kids.
  2. 2
    to travel to a place that is far away
    go out to: She wished she had been able to go out to South Africa with Nicola.
    Synonyms and related words
  3. 4
    [usually progressive] to have a romantic or sexual relationship with someone and spend a lot of time with them
    How long have Rob and Ally been going out?
    go out with: Greg used to go out with Karla.
    go out together: We’ve been going out together for three months now.
  4. 5
    to stop burning or shining
    The fire must have gone out during the night.
  5. 6
    to be broadcast on the radio or television
    The show doesn’t go out until after most children have gone to bed.
    1. a.
      to be told to people
      go out that: Word went out that the factory was in danger of closing.
    2. b.
      to be sent by mail
      The invitations haven’t gone out yet.
  6. 7
    to not be allowed to take part in the next stage of a competition because you have been defeated
    Last year’s champion went out in the second round.
    go out of: England went out of the World Cup amid great controversy.
  7. 8
    to stop being fashionable at a particular time
    That hairstyle went out about ten years ago.
    go out of fashion/style: Classic jewelry like this will never go out of fashion.
    Synonyms and related words
  8. 9
    go out on strike to stop working as a protest
    If the postal workers go out on strike, other unions may well join them.
See also main entry: go

free-from

used to describe foods which don't contain ingredients such as wheat, dairy products etc …

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

red market

the buying and selling of human organs

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