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put-out

[ poot-out ]
/ ˈpʊtˌaʊt /
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noun Baseball.

an instance of putting out a batter or base runner.

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Origin of put-out

1880–85, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase put out
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British Dictionary definitions for put-out

put out

verb (tr, adverb)

noun putout

baseball a play in which the batter or runner is put out
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Idioms and Phrases with put-out

put out

1

Extinguish, as in We put out the fire before we turned in. [Early 1500s]

2

Also, put to sea. Leave a port or harbor, as in They put out yesterday morning. [Late 1500s]

3

Publish, as in They put out a weekly newsletter. [Early 1500s]

4

Engage in sex. This usage is applied solely to women, as in She had a reputation for putting out. [Vulgar slang; mid-1900s] Also see put one out.

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