1. if you go out of a place, you leave it and if you take something out of the container or place where it has been, you remove it so that it is no longer there
⇒ Julia ran out of the room., ⇒ Percy went out of the house without his briefcase., ⇒ She let him out of the house., ⇒ They were trying to find a way out of the building., ⇒ He went on staring out of the window., ⇒ He looked out of the window., ⇒ I took my key out of my bag and put it in my pocket., ⇒ I usually drink coffee out of a mug.
2. indicating a position that is not inside something
⇒ out of his reach, ⇒ out of focus, ⇒ People can keep out of the sun to avoid skin cancer., ⇒ Come inside out of the cold., ⇒ He lives out of town., ⇒ 3 km out of town, ⇒ Shaun was in the bedroom, out of earshot, watching television., ⇒ He turned to look back, but by then she was out of sight., ⇒ They watched the ship until it was out of sight., ⇒ The target was still out of range., ⇒ You come out of university and find there are no jobs available., ⇒ Doctors should be able to decide who they can safely let out of hospital early., ⇒ In the past army troops have relied heavily on air support to get them out of trouble., ⇒ The economy is starting to climb out of recession., ⇒ The Salvation Army has worked in the big cities to keep endangered young people out
of a life of crime.
3. you use out of to say what feeling or reason causes someone to do something. For example, if you do something out of pity, you do it because you pity someone
⇒ He accepted the job out of a sense of duty., ⇒ Some people have left out of embarrassment at what's happened to them.
4. if something is made out of a particular material, it consists of that material because it has been formed or constructed from it
⇒ made out of plastic, ⇒ Would you advise people to make a building out of wood or stone?
5. if you get pleasure or an advantage etc out of something, you get it as a result of being involved with that thing or making use of it
⇒ We've all had a lot of fun out of this game., ⇒ To get the most out of your money, you have to invest., ⇒ You should be able to get years more service out of that machine.
6. if you get something such as information or work out of someone, you manage to make them give it to you, usually when they are unwilling to give it
⇒ We can't get the name of her accomplice out of her., ⇒ 'Where is she being held prisoner?' I asked. 'Did you get it out of him?'., ⇒ We knew we could get better work out of them., ⇒ She couldn't get a word out of him all evening.
7. you use out of to indicate what proportion of a group of things something is true of. For example, if something is true of one out of five things, it is true of one fifth of all things of that kind
⇒ Two out of five thought the business would be sold privately on their retirement or
death., ⇒ Three out of four cats preferred this brand., ⇒ in 99 cases out of 100, ⇒ In 99 cases out of a hundred this will be done more effectively by the army.