Phrasal verbs with ‚out‘
Carry out – to do an experiment/test/orders
The soldiers carried out the orders without any questions.
Cut out – remove an article/picture with scissors from newspaper/magazine
She likes to cut out pictures of her favourite film stars.
Cry out – shout loudly because you’re scared, hurt, etc.
She cried out in shock when she saw a spider.
Drop out – leave a school/university prematurely
He dropped out from university in his 3rd year.
Drive out – to force somebody/something to leave
Supermarkets have driven small shops out of this area.
Eat out – go for a meal to a restaurant
Let’s eat out tonight! I don’t fancy cooking.
Fall out with somebody – stop being friends because of an argument
I fell out with Tom over some money.
Figure out – find a solution to/understand a problem after a lot of thought (informal)
They’ve been trying to figure this out for some time now and still no results.
Find out – discover an information
We have never found out who reversed into our car in the car park.
Kick out – make somebody to leave (informal)
He was kicked out of his last job for being very lazy.
Leave out – do not include
Leave out all the confidential information before you hand this email to the media.
Look out for – try to notice somebody/something
The police asked bank clerks to look out for counterfeit banknotes.
Point out – draw an attention to
She pointed out the mistakes I made in the report.
Print out – make a printed copy of an electronic document
Can you print the invoice out for me, please?
Run out of something – use all available supplies
I’m afraid we have run out of milk. You have to go shopping, then.
Sort out – get things on order
It took me a whole weekend to sort out our holiday pictures.
You should sort out your life!
Watch out/Look out – used when warning somebody of danger
Watch out! He’s got a knife!
Look out! There’s a car coming!
Walk out – leave in protest
The walked out of the meeting because they didn’t agree with the proposals.
Wear out – damage something by using it a lot
My favourite pair of jeans is quite worn out after all those years.
Wear out – make somebody tired
Minister’s long speech made everybody in the house worn out.
Work out – do a physical exercise
She likes to work out 3 times a week.
Work something out – find a solution to a problem
They’ll never work this out.