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    Definition of out of in English Dictionary

  • PrepositionPREout-
    1. From the inside to the outside of; having emerged from.
      1. The audience came out of the theater.
      2. The cat is out of the bag
    2. Not part of.
      1. This is out of my area of expertise.
    3. With the motivation of.
      1. I give money to charity out of pity.
      2. She asked the question out of mere curiosity.
    4. Without; no longer in possession of; not having more; divested of.
      1. Sorry, we're out of bread.
    5. Not in a customary or desired state.
      1. They will soon be out of business.
      2. This train will be going out of service at the next station.
    6. Expressing a fraction or a ratio.
      1. Only three out of a thousand are born with this rare disease
      2. Out of the entire class, only Cynthia completed the work.
    7. (nautical) Stating the port in which a boat has been registered.
      1. There's the Titanic out of Liverpool.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • They came out of the village accompanied by the one of the notables of the village, named Hadji Constantinou, and by one Moslem tchaous (gendarme) who was armed.
      • There was a lot of travel in the handle, because the tool was out of adjustment.
      • However, last night we scored a twomp (20 sack) of this extremely chronic weed, and we hotboxed Shaun's car...I was GONE. Just out of it. Almost uncomfortably stoned.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • Out of the entire class, only Cynthia completed the work.
      • Out of her early struggles well inspired / To localize heroic acts
      • Out of whoes eies there gushed streames of teares — Henry Howard.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Phrases
      • Phrasal prepositions
      • Prepositions
        • Phrasal prepositions
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      4. en out of work
      5. en out of gear
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of out of for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this idiom "out of" is a phrase, more specifically, a phrasal preposition. It's also a preposition, more specifically, a phrasal preposition.
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