out of definition by American Heritage Dictionary
prepositionThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- a. From within to the outside of: got out of the car.b. From a given condition: came out of her trance.c. From an origin, source, or cause: made out of wood; did it out of spite.d. In, especially intermittently in: works out of the main office.
- a. In a position or situation beyond the range, boundaries, limits, or sphere of: The plane flew out of sight.b. In a state or position away from the expected or usual: out of practice; out of touch with reality.
- From among: five out of six votes.
- In or into a condition of no longer having: We're out of coffee. We were tricked out of our savings.
out of - Phrases/Idioms
out of it
- Not aware of or participating in a particular group, pursuit, or trend.
- Disoriented or inebriated.