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- (transitive, idiomatic) To read something and say the words to inform other people.
- The teacher read out the names of the students who had passed the exam.
- He read the names out to the class.
- (transitive, idiomatic, US) (of a device) To read some data and inform the person using the device.
- The movement detector is reading out the data now.
- (transitive, law) To interpret a part of a law so that it is not struck down but is rendered of no effect or applicability.
- The word order with the verb parts and the object can be either read something out or read out something.
- read-out (noun)