come out

come out

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see come, out
    The mouse came out of the hole.
  2. To be discovered, be revealed.
    It finally came out that he had been lying all the time.
  3. To be published, be issued.
    My new book comes out next week.
    She came out with a new book last week.
  4. (old-fashioned or historical) (as a debutante) To make a formal debut in society.
  5. To end up or result.
    There were a lot of problems at the start, but it all came out well in the end.
  6. (cricket, of a batsman) To walk onto the field at the beginning of an innings.
  7. (idiomatic, informal) To come out of the closet.
    He came out to his parents as gay last week.
    • 2011, Allan Bérubé, My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History
      I had not come out yet and he was out but wasn't; quite ungay, I would say, and yet gay.
  8. To be deducted from.
    That comes out of my paycheck.
  9. To express one's opinion openly.
    You had come out in favor of the French Revolution.
  10. (of the sun, moon or stars) To become visible in the sky as a result of clouds clearing away.
    It's quite warm now the sun's come out.
  11. To go on strike, especially out of solidarity with other workers.
    We got the folks at the Detroit plant to come out too.
  12. To make a debut in a new field.
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  • Spanish: pronunciarse en favor/en contra

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