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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Out \Out\ (out), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and
     [=u]te, [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G.
     aus, OHG. [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr.
     ud. [root]198. Cf. About, But, prep., Carouse, Utter,
     a.]
     In its original and strict sense, out means from the interior
     of something; beyond the limits or boundary of somethings; in
     a position or relation which is exterior to something; --
     opposed to in or into. The something may be expressed
     after of, from, etc. (see Out of, below); or, if not
     expressed, it is implied; as, he is out; or, he is out of the
     house, office, business, etc.; he came out; or, he came out
     from the ship, meeting, sect, party, etc. Out is used in a
     variety of applications, as: 
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     1. Away; abroad; off; from home, or from a certain, or a
        usual, place; not in; not in a particular, or a usual,
        place; as, the proprietor is out, his team was taken out.
        Opposite of in. "My shoulder blade is out." --Shak.
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              He hath been out (of the country) nine years.
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. Beyond the limits of concealment, confinement, privacy,
        constraint, etc., actual or figurative; hence, not in
        concealment, constraint, etc., in, or into, a state of
        freedom, openness, disclosure, publicity, etc.; a matter
        of public knowledge; as, the sun shines out; he laughed
        out, to be out at the elbows; the secret has leaked out,
        or is out; the disease broke out on his face; the book is
        out.
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              Leaves are out and perfect in a month. --Bacon.
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              She has not been out [in general society] very long.
                                                    --H. James.
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     3. Beyond the limit of existence, continuance, or supply; to
        the end; completely; hence, in, or into, a condition of
        extinction, exhaustion, completion; as, the fuel, or the
        fire, has burned out; that style is on the way out. "Hear
        me out." --Dryden.
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              Deceitful men shall not live out half their days.
                                                    --Ps. iv. 23.
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              When the butt is out, we will drink water. --Shak.
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     4. Beyond possession, control, or occupation; hence, in, or
        into, a state of want, loss, or deprivation; -- used of
        office, business, property, knowledge, etc.; as, the
        Democrats went out and the Whigs came in; he put his money
        out at interest. "Land that is out at rack rent." --Locke.
        "He was out fifty pounds." --Bp. Fell.
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              I have forgot my part, and I am out.  --Shak.
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     5. Beyond the bounds of what is true, reasonable, correct,
        proper, common, etc.; in error or mistake; in a wrong or
        incorrect position or opinion; in a state of disagreement,
        opposition, etc.; in an inharmonious relation. "Lancelot
        and I are out." --Shak.
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              Wicked men are strangely out in the calculating of
              their own interest.                   --South.
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              Very seldom out, in these his guesses. --Addison.
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     6. Not in the position to score in playing a game; not in the
        state or turn of the play for counting or gaining scores.
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     7. Out of fashion; unfashionable; no longer in current vogue;
        unpopular.
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     Note: Out is largely used in composition as a prefix, with
           the same significations that it has as a separate word;
           as outbound, outbreak, outbuilding, outcome, outdo,
           outdoor, outfield. See also the first Note under
           Over, adv.
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     Day in, day out, from the beginning to the limit of each of
        several days; day by day; every day.
  
     Out at, Out in, Out on, etc., elliptical phrases, that
        to which out refers as a source, origin, etc., being
        omitted; as, out (of the house and) at the barn; out (of
        the house, road, fields, etc., and) in the woods.
  
              Three fishers went sailing out into the west,
              Out into the west, as the sun went down. --C.
                                                    Kingsley.
  
     Note: In these lines after out may be understood, "of the
           harbor," "from the shore," "of sight," or some similar
           phrase. The complete construction is seen in the
           saying: "Out of the frying pan into the fire."
  
     Out from, a construction similar to out of (below). See
        Of and From.
  
     Out of, a phrase which may be considered either as composed
        of an adverb and a preposition, each having its
        appropriate office in the sentence, or as a compound
        preposition. Considered as a preposition, it denotes, with
        verbs of movement or action, from the interior of; beyond
        the limit: from; hence, origin, source, motive, departure,
        separation, loss, etc.; -- opposed to in or into; also
        with verbs of being, the state of being derived, removed,
        or separated from. Examples may be found in the phrases
        below, and also under Vocabulary words; as, out of breath;
        out of countenance.
  
     Out of cess, beyond measure, excessively. --Shak.
  
     Out of character, unbecoming; improper.
  
     Out of conceit with, not pleased with. See under Conceit.
        
  
     Out of date, not timely; unfashionable; antiquated.
  
     Out of door, Out of doors, beyond the doors; from the
        house; not inside a building; in, or into, the open air;
        hence, figuratively, shut out; dismissed. See under
        Door, also, Out-of-door, Outdoor, Outdoors, in the
        Vocabulary. "He 's quality, and the question's out of
        door," --Dryden.
  
     Out of favor, disliked; under displeasure.
  
     Out of frame, not in correct order or condition; irregular;
        disarranged. --Latimer.
  
     Out of hand, immediately; without delay or preparation;
        without hesitation or debate; as, to dismiss a suggestion
        out of hand. "Ananias . . . fell down and died out of
        hand." --Latimer.
  
     Out of harm's way, beyond the danger limit; in a safe
        place.
  
     Out of joint, not in proper connection or adjustment;
        unhinged; disordered. "The time is out of joint." --Shak.
  
     Out of mind, not in mind; forgotten; also, beyond the limit
        of memory; as, time out of mind.
  
     Out of one's head, beyond commanding one's mental powers;
        in a wandering state mentally; delirious. [Colloq.]
  
     Out of one's time, beyond one's period of minority or
        apprenticeship.
  
     Out of order, not in proper order; disarranged; in
        confusion.
  
     Out of place, not in the usual or proper place; hence, not
        proper or becoming.
  
     Out of pocket, in a condition of having expended or lost
        more money than one has received.
  
     Out of print, not in market, the edition printed being
        exhausted; -- said of books, pamphlets, etc.
  
     Out of the question, beyond the limits or range of
        consideration; impossible to be favorably considered.
  
     Out of reach, beyond one's reach; inaccessible.
  
     Out of season, not in a proper season or time; untimely;
        inopportune.
  
     Out of sorts, wanting certain things; unsatisfied; unwell;
        unhappy; cross. See under Sort, n.
  
     Out of temper, not in good temper; irritated; angry.
  
     Out of time, not in proper time; too soon, or too late.
  
     Out of time, not in harmony; discordant; hence, not in an
        agreeing temper; fretful.
  
     Out of twist, Out of winding, or Out of wind, not in
        warped condition; perfectly plain and smooth; -- said of
        surfaces.
  
     Out of use, not in use; unfashionable; obsolete.
  
     Out of the way.
        (a) On one side; hard to reach or find; secluded.
        (b) Improper; unusual; wrong.
  
     Out of the woods, not in a place, or state, of obscurity or
        doubt; free from difficulty or perils; safe. [Colloq.]
  
     Out to out, from one extreme limit to another, including
        the whole length, breadth, or thickness; -- applied to
        measurements.
  
     Out West, in or towards, the West; specifically, in some
        Western State or Territory. [U. S.]
  
     To come out, To cut out, To fall out, etc. See under
        Come, Cut, Fall, etc.
  
     To make out See to make out under make, v. t. and v.
        i..
  
     To put out of the way, to kill; to destroy.
  
     Week in, week out. See Day in, day out (above).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  make \make\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. made (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb.
     n. making.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS.
     mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to
     join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]
     1. To cause to exist; to bring into being; to form; to
        produce; to frame; to fashion; to create. Hence, in
        various specific uses or applications:
        (a) To form of materials; to cause to exist in a certain
            form; to construct; to fabricate.
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                  He . . . fashioned it with a graving tool, after
                  he had made it a molten calf.     --Ex. xxxii.
                                                    4.
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        (b) To produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or
            false; -- often with up; as, to make up a story.
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                  And Art, with her contending, doth aspire
                  To excel the natural with made delights.
                                                    --Spenser.
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        (c) To bring about; to bring forward; to be the cause or
            agent of; to effect, do, perform, or execute; -- often
            used with a noun to form a phrase equivalent to the
            simple verb that corresponds to such noun; as, to make
            complaint, for to complain; to make record of, for to
            record; to make abode, for to abide, etc.
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                  Call for Samson, that he may make us sport.
                                                    --Judg. xvi.
                                                    25.
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                  Wealth maketh many friends.       --Prov. xix.
                                                    4.
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                  I will neither plead my age nor sickness in
                  excuse of the faults which I have made.
                                                    --Dryden.
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        (d) To execute with the requisite formalities; as, to make
            a bill, note, will, deed, etc.
        (e) To gain, as the result of one's efforts; to get, as
            profit; to make acquisition of; to have accrue or
            happen to one; as, to make a large profit; to make an
            error; to make a loss; to make money.
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                  He accuseth Neptune unjustly who makes shipwreck
                  a second time.                    --Bacon.
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        (f) To find, as the result of calculation or computation;
            to ascertain by enumeration; to find the number or
            amount of, by reckoning, weighing, measurement, and
            the like; as, he made the distance of; to travel over;
            as, the ship makes ten knots an hour; he made the
            distance in one day.
        (h) To put in a desired or desirable condition; to cause
            to thrive.
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                  Who makes or ruins with a smile or frown.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. To cause to be or become; to put into a given state verb,
        or adjective; to constitute; as, to make known; to make
        public; to make fast.
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              Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? --Ex.
                                                    ii. 14.
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              See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh. --Ex. vii.
                                                    1.
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     Note: When used reflexively with an adjective, the reflexive
           pronoun is often omitted; as, to make merry; to make
           bold; to make free, etc.
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     3. To cause to appear to be; to constitute subjectively; to
        esteem, suppose, or represent.
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              He is not that goose and ass that Valla would make
              him.                                  --Baker.
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     4. To require; to constrain; to compel; to force; to cause;
        to occasion; -- followed by a noun or pronoun and
        infinitive.
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     Note: In the active voice the to of the infinitive is usually
           omitted.
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                 I will make them hear my words.    --Deut. iv.
                                                    10.
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                 They should be made to rise at their early hour.
                                                    --Locke.
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     5. To become; to be, or to be capable of being, changed or
        fashioned into; to do the part or office of; to furnish
        the material for; as, he will make a good musician; sweet
        cider makes sour vinegar; wool makes warm clothing.
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              And old cloak makes a new jerkin.     --Shak.
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     6. To compose, as parts, ingredients, or materials; to
        constitute; to form; to amount to; as, a pound of ham
        makes a hearty meal.
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              The heaven, the air, the earth, and boundless sea,
              Make but one temple for the Deity.    --Waller.
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     7. To be engaged or concerned in. [Obs.]
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              Gomez, what makest thou here, with a whole
              brotherhood of city bailiffs?         --Dryden.
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     8. To reach; to attain; to arrive at or in sight of. "And
        make the Libyan shores." --Dryden.
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              They that sail in the middle can make no land of
              either side.                          --Sir T.
                                                    Browne.
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     To make a bed, to prepare a bed for being slept on, or to
        put it in order.
  
     To make a card (Card Playing), to take a trick with it.
  
     To make account. See under Account, n.
  
     To make account of, to esteem; to regard.
  
     To make away.
        (a) To put out of the way; to kill; to destroy. [Obs.]
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                  If a child were crooked or deformed in body or
                  mind, they made him away.         --Burton.
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        (b) To alienate; to transfer; to make over. [Obs.]
            --Waller.
  
     To make believe, to pretend; to feign; to simulate.
  
     To make bold, to take the liberty; to venture.
  
     To make the cards (Card Playing), to shuffle the pack.
  
     To make choice of, to take by way of preference; to choose.
        
  
     To make danger, to make experiment. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
  
     To make default (Law), to fail to appear or answer.
  
     To make the doors, to shut the door. [Obs.]
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              Make the doors upon a woman's wit, and it will out
              at the casement.                      --Shak.
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     To make free with. See under Free, a.
  
     To make good. See under Good.
  
     To make head, to make headway.
  
     To make light of. See under Light, a.
  
     To make little of.
        (a) To belittle.
        (b) To accomplish easily.
  
     To make love to. See under Love, n.
  
     To make meat, to cure meat in the open air. [Colloq.
        Western U. S.]
  
     To make merry, to feast; to be joyful or jovial.
  
     To make much of, to treat with much consideration,,
        attention, or fondness; to value highly.
  
     To make no bones. See under Bone, n.
  
     To make no difference, to have no weight or influence; to
        be a matter of indifference.
  
     To make no doubt, to have no doubt.
  
     To make no matter, to have no weight or importance; to make
        no difference.
  
     To make oath (Law), to swear, as to the truth of something,
        in a prescribed form of law.
  
     To make of.
        (a) To understand or think concerning; as, not to know
            what to make of the news.
        (b) To pay attention to; to cherish; to esteem; to
            account. "Makes she no more of me than of a slave."
            --Dryden.
  
     To make one's law (Old Law), to adduce proof to clear one's
        self of a charge.
  
     To make out.
        (a) To find out; to discover; to decipher; as, to make out
            the meaning of a letter.
        (b) to gain sight of; to recognize; to discern; to descry;
            as, as they approached the city, he could make out the
            tower of the Chrysler Building.
        (c) To prove; to establish; as, the plaintiff was unable
            to make out his case.
        (d) To make complete or exact; as, he was not able to make
            out the money.
        (d) to write out; to write down; -- used especially of a
            bank check or bill; as, he made out a check for the
            cost of the dinner; the workman made out a bill and
            handed it to him.
  
     To make over, to transfer the title of; to convey; to
        alienate; as, he made over his estate in trust or in fee.
        
  
     To make sail. (Naut.)
        (a) To increase the quantity of sail already extended.
        (b) To set sail.
  
     To make shift, to manage by expedients; as, they made shift
        to do without it. [Colloq.].
  
     To make sternway, to move with the stern foremost; to go or
        drift backward.
  
     To make strange, to act in an unfriendly manner or as if
        surprised; to treat as strange; as, to make strange of a
        request or suggestion.
  
     To make suit to, to endeavor to gain the favor of; to
        court.
  
     To make sure. See under Sure.
  
     To make up.
        (a) To collect into a sum or mass; as, to make up the
            amount of rent; to make up a bundle or package.
        (b) To reconcile; to compose; as, to make up a difference
            or quarrel.
        (c) To supply what is wanting in; to complete; as, a
            dollar is wanted to make up the stipulated sum.
        (d) To compose, as from ingredients or parts; to shape,
            prepare, or fabricate; as, to make up a mass into
            pills; to make up a story.
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                  He was all made up of love and charms!
                                                    --Addison.
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        (e) To compensate; to make good; as, to make up a loss.
        (f) To adjust, or to arrange for settlement; as, to make
            up accounts.
        (g) To dress and paint for a part, as an actor; as, he was
            well made up.
  
     To make up a face, to distort the face as an expression of
        pain or derision.
  
     To make up one's mind, to reach a mental determination; to
        resolve.
  
     To make way, or To make one's way.
        (a) To make progress; to advance.
        (b) To open a passage; to clear the way.
  
     To make words, to multiply words.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Make \Make\ (m[=a]k), v. i.
     1. To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to
        interfere; to be active; -- often in the phrase to meddle
        or make. [Obs.]
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              A scurvy, jack-a-nape priest to meddle or make.
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. To proceed; to tend; to move; to go; as, he made toward
        home; the tiger made at the sportsmen.
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     Note: Formerly, authors used to make on, to make forth, to
           make about; but these phrases are obsolete. We now say,
           to make at, to make away, to make for, to make off, to
           make toward, etc.
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     3. To tend; to contribute; to have effect; -- with for or
        against; as, it makes for his advantage. --M. Arnold.
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              Follow after the things which make for peace. --Rom.
                                                    xiv. 19.
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              Considerations infinite
              Do make against it.                   --Shak.
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     4. To increase; to augment; to accrue.
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     5. To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify. [Archaic]
        --Chaucer. Tennyson.
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              To solace him some time, as I do when I make. --P.
                                                    Plowman.
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     To make as if, or To make as though, to pretend that; to
        make show that; to make believe (see under Make, v. t.).
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              Joshua and all Israel made as if they were beaten
              before them, and fled.                --Josh. viii.
                                                    15.
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              My lord of London maketh as though he were greatly
              displeased with me.                   --Latimer.
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     To make at, to go toward hastily, or in a hostile manner;
        to attack.
  
     To make away with.
        (a) To carry off.
        (b) To transfer or alienate; hence, to spend; to
            dissipate.
        (c) To kill; to destroy.
  
     To make off, to go away suddenly.
  
     To make out, to succeed; to manage oneself; to be able at
        last; to make shift; as, he made out to reconcile the
        contending parties; after the earthquake they made out all
        right.
        (b) to engage in fond caresses; to hug and kiss; to neck;
            -- of courting couples or individuals (for
            individuals, used with with); as, they made out on a
            bench in the park; he was making out with the waitress
            in the kitchen [informal]
  
     To make up, to become reconciled or friendly.
  
     To make up for, to compensate for; to supply an equivalent
        for.
  
     To make up to.
        (a) To approach; as, a suspicious boat made up to us.
        (b) To pay addresses to; to make love to.
  
     To make up with, to become reconciled to. [Colloq.]
  
     To make with, to concur or agree with. --Hooker.
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