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One entry found for out of.
Main Entry: out of
Function: preposition
1 a : from within to the outside of <walked out of the room> b -- used to indicate a change in quality, state, or form <woke out of a deep sleep> c : beyond the range or limits of <moved out of sight>
2 : BECAUSE OF, FROM <fled out of fear>
3 -- used to indicate source, material, or cause <built out of old lumber>
4 -- used to indicate the state or condition of being without something especially that was there before <the store is out of bread> <cheated us out of our savings>
5 : from among <one out of four survived>
6 -- used to indicate the center of a business or activity <runs her business out of her home>

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