help out

  1. to assist or aid (someone), esp by sharing the burden

  2. to share the burden or cost of something with (another person)

Words Nearby help out

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How to use help out in a sentence

  • Mr. Norcross told what we had seen, and how we had come to be where we were able to see it, but that didn't help out much, either.

    The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
  • "Nothing that would help out," and after he had talked a little while longer our only millionaire went down-stairs again.

    The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
  • He will appeal to me to help out within six months, you'll see!

    Quin | Alice Hegan Rice
  • "A good idea, and I'll do everything I can to help out," laughed the leader.

  • He just entered into a little private deal to help out Hands McCaffery.

Other Idioms and Phrases with help out

help out

Give additional assistance, as in I offered to help out with the holiday rush at the store. [Early 1600s]

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