light out

  1. (intr, adverb) informal to depart quickly, as if being chased

Words Nearby light out

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How to use light out in a sentence

  • Dr. Silence leaned forward, opened the lantern and blew the light out.

    Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
  • Sometimes that dyspepsia took him bad, and when he had one of those spells he'd light out into poetry scandalous.

    The Belted Seas | Arthur Colton
  • The mate complied, sending a glare of light out over the dark waters.

  • I'm packing up; going to light out in the morning and get in on the end of my family's vacation.

    A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
  • The girl finally succeeded in blowing the light out, and everybody yelled.

    Blazed Trail Stories | Stewart Edward White

Other Idioms and Phrases with light out

light out

Leave hastily, run away, as in Here comes the teacher—let's light out. This slangy idiom may allude to the nautical sense, that is, to move or lift anything along. [Slang; mid-1800s]

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