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[out of] {prep.} 1a. From the inside to the outside of.

Johntook the apple out of the bag.

Get out of the car!

The teacherhas gone out of town.

1b. In a place away from.

No, you can't seeMr. Jones; he is out of the office today.

Our house is ten milesout of town.

2. From a particular condition or situation; not in;from; in a way changed from being in.

The drugstore is going out ofbusiness.

The sick man is out of danger at last.

Bob is neverout of trouble.

3. Beyond the range of.

The plane is out of sightnow.

If you can't swim, don't go out of your depth.

4. From (asource).

Mother asked Billy who started the fight, but she couldn'tget anything out of him.

The teacher gave a test to see what thestudents got out of the lesson.

Mr. Jones made a fortune out ofcotton.

5. Because of; as a result of.

Mary scolded Joan out ofjealousy.

The cat ran away out of fear of the dog.

6. Without;not having.

The store is out of coffee.

John's father is out ofwork.

7. From (a material).

The house is built out of stone.

His suit is made out of cotton and is cool.

8. From among.

Theman picked Joe out of the crowd.

Our team won eight out of tengames last season.