space out

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space out (third-person singular simple present spaces out, present participle spacing out, simple past and past participle spaced out)

  1. (transitive) To position (objects, people etc.) at regular intervals with a calculated space between them.
  2. (intransitive, idiomatic) To become distracted or disoriented; to lose attention or focus.
    It is easy to daydream (i.e. space out) when you try to read anything uninteresting, so this often does not bode well for college students who need to read large sections of insipid textbooks as part of a required assignment.


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