English version

come out

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcome out phrasal verb1 if something comes out, it is removed from a place These stains will never come out!2 if information comes out, people learn about it, especially after it has been kept secret No doubt the truth will come out one day. It’s come out that several ministers received payments from the company.3 PHOTOGRAPHTCPif a photograph comes out, it shows a clear picture I took some photographs, but they didn’t come out. The wedding photos have come out really well.4 BECOME AVAILABLEAVAILABLEif a book, record etc comes out, it becomes publicly available When is the new edition coming out?5 FINISH IN A PARTICULAR WAYif something comes out in a particular way, that is what it is like after it has been made or produced I’ve made a cake, but it hasn’t come out very well. The cover has come out a bit too big.6 BE SAIDSAY/STATEif something you say comes out in a particular way, that is how it sounds or how it is understood His words came out as little more than a whisper. That didn’t come out the way I meant it to. I tried to explain everything to her, but it came out all wrong (=not in the way I intended).7 if someone comes out in a particular way, that is the situation they are in at the end of an event or series of events The more experienced team came out on top. of She came out of the divorce quite well.8 BECOME CLEARCLEAR/EASY TO UNDERSTANDto be easy to notice His right-wing opinions come out quite strongly in his later writings.9 SAY PUBLICLYSUPPORT A PERSON, GROUP, OR PLANto say publicly that you strongly support or oppose a plan, belief etc in favour of The board of directors has come out in favour of a merger. against Teachers have come out against the proposed changes. At least he’s got the courage to come out and say what he thinks.10 SUNAPPEARif the sun, moon, or stars come out, they appear in the sky The sky cleared and the sun came out.11 FLOWEROPENif a flower comes out, it opens The snowdrops were just starting to come out.12 GAYSYif someone comes out, they say that they are gay when this was a secret before to That summer, I decided to come out to my parents.13 STOP WORKING/GO ON STRIKE British English informal to refuse to work, as a protest Nurses have threatened to come out in support of their pay claim. We decided to come out on strike.14 SSif a young woman came out in the past, she was formally introduced into upper-class society at a large formal dance come→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
come outWhen I turned on the tap a brownish liquid came out.Use plenty of washing powder otherwise mud and grass stains won't come out.A few new facts came out at the trial.The moon came out from behind a cloud.The truth about the scandal came out long after he had left office.I can't get the ketchup to come out of the bottle.There's oil coming out of your engine.As the sky grew darker, the stars came out one by one.During the hearing it came out that she had tried to commit suicide.John came out to his family last year.come ofA sound comes out of his mouth like a nail being out of a plank of green pine.The t-shirt is white with a horrible looking plastic alien coming out of it, jaws open, blood everywhere.I can't get these pen marks to come out of my shirt.When water is running, water comes out of one fixture or another.As you surface, the pressure on your body fluids decreases and the nitrogen comes out of solution.We're waiting to see what comes out of the inquiry before we make a decision.All the smart stuff comes out of the programmer's head in the way he or she built the system.Nippers came out of the psycho-social lives of children.Much of what came out of the Rio Summit did not have an immediate effect.He came out of the surf exhausted and starving and naked.Yet you be surprised at the number of people come out of there talking about their twenty-year guarantee.come out and sayThis old lady came out and said about the cough - she gave me a dose of cough medicine.It was the first time I had ever come out and said anything like that when the children could hear me.For one thing, he came out and said he hated funk, a Peppers mainstay.If he had something to say, let him come out and say it!When he announced his success and I went to congratulate him, he almost came out and said it.A: Lieutenant Calley came out and said take care of these people.The old bloke at reception comes out and says there's a call for Claire Parsons.No politician here can come out and say tobacco is bad for you and expect to be re-elected.come toOne of the girls from the village, Victorine went on: used to come out to help me with the cleaning.After all, she might have seen it on the ceptors and come out to help.Instead, he spent his 4 years in prison and came out to lead his organization again.Ellie came out to the farm and stayed for three days.They stopped asking him to come out to their political rallies.In other major cities, students came out to voice their grievances, worries and hopes about reform.Am I glad we came out to work for the entire season, Rosie!come out on strikeDon't worry about them coming out on strike.Five enterprises in Yeltsin's home town of Sverdlovsk came out on strike.The student body thereupon came out on strike.From 7 April 1916, South Metropolitan staff came out on strike against the employment of women drivers.Union leaders are calling on their members to come out on strike from next Monday.The government just didn't expect teachers to come out on strike in support of the miners.From the start, there was much confusion about who should come out on strike to support the miners.
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Verb table
come
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycome
he, she, itcomes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycame
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave come
he, she, ithas come
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad come
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill come
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have come
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam coming
he, she, itis coming
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you, we, theyare coming
Past
I, he, she, itwas coming
you, we, theywere coming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been coming
he, she, ithas been coming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been coming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be coming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been coming
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