luck out

luck out
verb
succeed by luck
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I lucked out and found the last parking spot in the lot

Syn: ↑hit the jackpot
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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luck out (N American)
To have a run or instance of good luck
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Main Entry:luck

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ˌluck ˈout [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they luck out he/she/it lucks out present participle lucking out past tense lucked out past participle lucked out] informal phrasal verb
to be lucky
Thesaurus: to be or feel luckysynonym luck and luckinesshyponym
Main entry: luck

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luck out [phrasal verb]
US, informal : to have good luck

We arrived late but we lucked out–there were still a few tickets left.

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Main Entry:luck

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ˌluck ˈout f8 derived
(NAmE, informal) to be lucky

I guess I really lucked out when I met her.

Main entry:luckderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • luck out — {v. phr.}, {slang}, {informal} 1. Suddenly to get lucky when in fact the odds are against one s succeeding. * /I was sure I was going to miss the train as I was three minutes late, but I lucked out, the train was five minutes late./ 2. To be… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • luck out — {v. phr.}, {slang}, {informal} 1. Suddenly to get lucky when in fact the odds are against one s succeeding. * /I was sure I was going to miss the train as I was three minutes late, but I lucked out, the train was five minutes late./ 2. To be… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • luck out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms luck out : present tense I/you/we/they luck out he/she/it lucks out present participle lucking out past tense lucked out past participle lucked out informal to be lucky …   English dictionary

  • luck out — PHRASAL VERB If you luck out, you get some advantage or are successful because you have good luck. [mainly AM, INFORMAL] [V P] Was he born to be successful, or did he just luck out? …   English dictionary

  • luck out — in. to be fortunate; to strike it lucky. □ I really lucked out when I ordered the duck. It’s excellent. □ I didn’t luck out at all. I rarely make the right choice …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • luck-out — v. have bad luck; to run out of luck (Slang) v. (Slang) have good luck; succeed by total luck; be lucky in an unexpected manner (e.g.: I was worried because I was not prepared to give a report at the management meeting, but I lucked out because… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • luck out — verb a) To experience great luck; to be extremely fortunate or lucky. I lucked out and got the last two tickets to the big show. b) To have run out of luck. I lucked out and failed to get the tickets …   Wiktionary

  • Luck-out — run out of luck; have bad luck …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • luck-out — Australian Slang run out of luck; have bad luck …   English dialects glossary

  • luck out — have good luck, a lucky break    She lucked out at the casino. She won a thousand dollars …   English idioms

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