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outline

2 verb
     
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outline2 [transitive]
1 to describe something in a general way, giving the main points but not the details:
The new president outlined plans to deal with crime, drugs, and education.
2 [usually passive]AV to show the edge of something, or draw around its edge, so that its shape is clear:
a map with our property outlined in red
trees outlined against the sky

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