help out

help out
verb
be of help, as in a particular situation of need (Freq. 1)
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Can you help out tonight with the dinner guests?

Hypernyms: ↑help, ↑assist, ↑aid
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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intransitive verb
: to render assistance : be of use

won a scholarship which would help out — MacKinlay Kantor

: to give aid to

agreed to help him out

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help out
1. To eke out
2. To supplement
3. To assist
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Main Entry:help

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ˌhelp ˈout [intransitive/transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they help out he/she/it helps out present participle helping out past tense helped out past participle helped out] mainly spoken phrasal verb
to help someone, especially by doing a particular job or by giving them money

My family has always helped me out.

help out with:

He always helped out with the housework.

Thesaurus: to help someonesynonym
Main entry: help

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help out [phrasal verb]
help out or help (someone) out or help out (someone) : to do something so another person's job or task is easier

I can't do this myself. Won't someone please help me out?

I sometimes help out in the kitchen.

He helped out with the bills whenever he could. [=he helped pay the bills whenever he could]

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Main Entry:help

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ˌhelp ˈout | ˌhelp sbˈout derived
to help sb, especially in a difficult situation

He's always willing to help out.

When I bought the house, my sister helped me out with a loan.

Main entry:helpderived

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