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.
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.
you use out of to say
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.
if something is made out of a particular
material, it consists of that material because it has been formed or constructed
made out of plastic
Would you advise people to make a building out of wood or stone?
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.
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.
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
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.