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Verb: come out  kúm awt
  1. Appear or become visible; make a showing
    "She came out at the funeral";
    - come on, turn up, surface, show up
  2. Be issued or published
    "The new Woody Allen film hasn't come out yet";
    - appear
  3. Come out of
    "The words seemed to come out by themselves";
    - issue, emerge, come forth, go forth, egress
  4. Result or end
    - turn out
  5. Drop out
    "His hair and teeth came out";
    - fall out
  6. Take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal
    "Jerry came out third in the Marathon";
    - place, come in
  7. Make oneself visible; take action
    "Young people should come out and help their peers";
    - come to the fore, step forward, come forward, step up, step to the fore
  8. Bulge outward
    "His eyes came out";
    - start, protrude, pop, pop out, bulge, bulge out, bug out [US, informal]
  9. To state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    "This actor came out of the closet last year"; "This actor came out last year";
    - come out of the closet, out
  10. Be made known; be disclosed or revealed
    "The truth will come out";
    - out
  11. Break out
    - erupt, break through, push through

Derived forms: comes out, coming out, come out, came out

Type of: act, appear, break, bring out, cease, change form, change shape, deform, disclose, discover, divulge, end, expose, finish, give away, happen, lay bare, let on, let out, materialise [Brit], materialize, move, rank, reveal, stop, terminate, uncover, unwrap

Encyclopedia: Come out