Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.

out for, be

Be intent on, want, as in The management is mostly out for bigger growth in sales. [ c. 1900 ]
out for blood . Intent on revenge, ready to fight with someone, as in When Tom heard they'd outbid him, he was out for blood . This hyperbolic term uses blood in the sense of “bloodshed” or “violent confrontation.” Also see go out for
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for out for, be

Word Value for out

Scrabble Words With Friends