From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgo out phrasal verb1leave your houseSOCIALIZE to leave your house, especially in order to enjoy yourselfAre you going out tonight? forWe went out for a meal and then on to a movie.go out doing somethingLiam goes out drinking every Friday.go out to do somethingCan I go out to play now?go out and do somethingYou should go out and get some fresh air.2relationshipRELATIONSHIP to have a romanticrelationship with someoneThey’ve been going out for two years now. withTina used to go out with my brother. togetherHow long have you been going out together?3fire/lightSTOP something THAT IS HAPPENING to stop burning or shiningSuddenly the candle went out.4tv/radio British EnglishTELEVISION/RADIO to be broadcast on television or radioThe programme goes out live at 5 o’clock on Mondays.5be sent to be sentA copy of the instructions should go out with the equipment.The magazine goes out to all members at the end of the month.
6game/sport to stop playing in a competition because you have lost a gameHe went out in the first round.7move abroadLEAVE YOUR HOME/COUNTRY to travel to another country in order to live and work there toThey are looking for nurses to go out to Saudi Arabia.8no longer fashionableFASHIONABLE to stop being fashionable or usedHats like that went out years ago.This kind of entertainment went out with the ark (=is very old-fashioned).9seaDN when the tide goes out, the sea moves away from the land opp come in10make publicPUBLICIZE/MAKE KNOWN if news or a message goes out, it is officially announced to everyoneThe appeal went out for food and medicines.
11your heart/thoughts go out to somebodySYMPATHIZE used to say that you feel sympathy for someone and are thinking about themOur hearts go out to the victim’s family.12time [always + adverb/preposition] literaryFINISH/COME TO AN END to endMarch went out with high winds and rain. →go→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
go out• Don't let the campfirego out.• Suddenly all the lights went out.• When I got back the fire had gone out.• The street lights have a light sensor that makes them automatically go out at dawn.• I'm just going out for a minute, I won't be long.• As she went out of the room she slammed the door.• He's just gone out to buy some bread.• Joggingwent out when it was found to be harmful for the joints.• I can't believe you're wearing those shoes -- they went out years ago!go for• Maybe we could go out for a drink afterwards?• My next new hairexperience was that evening when I went out for a drink.• Sometime after midnight on July 22, she went out for a walk.• I decide to go out forcigarettes; a short walk will do me good.• When he goes out fordinner, he often escapes to Rutherford County to avoid disgruntled constituents.• He'd buy presents for the girls, we'd go out forfancymeals and have family days out.• One night, she went out for the evening and discovered it was colder than she expected.• Lads who spent the working day in jeans got dressed up in a suit to go out for the night.go with• Jack and I have been going out together for four years.• Once, soon after the divorce, she had gone out with a resinsalesman from New York.• They are employed to go out withclients and then make honestevaluations of their datingskills.• Men like that did not go out with girls like herself.• He wrote and asked father if I might go out with him on one of his long walks.• Can you believe she's going out with him?• How long have you been going out with Mindy?• It counts as only half a date if you go out with other couples.• She's going out with some guy she met at work.• He was going out withsomebody else by then.• Is she still going with that guy who works at the gasstation?• A copy of the testcertification should either go out with the equipment, or be available at the point of hire.• I might still want to go out with women.go to• I used to go out toclubs a lot.• My heart and prayersgo out to Daniel.• We go out to dinner quite a bit and we go see movies.• The ChiefFinancialOfficerwent out to Korea to oversee the merger.• One late autumnafternoonSnowyfailed to turn up for his meal, so his masterwent out to look for him.• It didn't leave much time for going out to play, and I resented it a great deal.• Must lovegoing out topubs and clubs and having a good time!• The word must have gone out to the neighborhood.• He went out toWest Africa in 1962 and has been there ever since.• More importantly, they were able to offset totally any child-minding costs they incurred while going out to work.