to assist or aid (someone), esp by sharing the burden
to share the burden or cost of something with (another person)
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How to use help out in a sentence
The lack of a cannon is a particular problem, as the F-35 is being counted on to help out infantrymen under fire.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019 | Dave Majumdar | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Today, in contrast, if Grandma Maude starts one in Maine, Aunty Carol can directly help out from California.
If the taste of chlorine haunts you, filters might help out.
Daniel Schachner, the actor playing the referee for Puppy Bowl X, waits on standby to help out on the field.
“I wanted to help out in any way I could,” he says, especially in refugee camps and hospitals.
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.The Banner Boy Scouts on a Tour | George A. Warren
He just entered into a little private deal to help out Hands McCaffery."And That's How It Was, Officer" | Ralph Sholto
Other Idioms and Phrases with 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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