stop out

stop out
I. transitive verb
1. : to cover part of (a printing surface) with something that does not print or that prevents printing: as
a. : to cover (areas on a negative being prepared for photoengraving) with an opaque substance to prevent light action; also : to cover (areas on a plate) with a resist to prevent etching
b. : to cover a portion of (a case) with wax so as to prevent electrodeposition in an area that is to be blank in the finished electrotype
2. : to cover (teeth) with black wax to make invisible
II. transitive verb
: to sell securities of (a shareowner) on a stop order
: to withdraw temporarily from enrollment at a college or university

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stop out
To remain away from home all night
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Main Entry:stop

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ˌstop ˈout [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they stop out he/she/it stops out present participle stopping out past tense stopped out past participle stopped out] british informal phrasal verb
to not come home at night
Thesaurus: to live, stay or work in a particular placesynonym towns, cities and villageshyponym
Main entry: stop

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stop out [phrasal verb]
Brit informal : to stay out at night

He doesn't normally stop out late.

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Main Entry:stop

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ˌstop ˈout derived
(BrE, informal) to stay out late at night
Main entry:stopderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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