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Verb: spell out  spel awt
  1. Make explicit; specify in detail
    "You should spell out your demands"
     
  2. Spell fully and without abbreviating
    "Can you spell out your middle name instead of just giving the initial?"
     
  3. Orally recite the letters of or give the spelling of
    "We had to spell out our names for the police officer";
    - spell

Derived forms: spells out, spelling out, spelt out

Type of: particularise [Brit], particularize, recite, specialise [Brit], specialize, specify, spell, write