way out

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  • IPA(key): /weɪ ˈaʊt/
    • (file)

Homophone: weigh out


way out (plural ways out)

  1. A means of exit.
    The way out is along this corridor.
  2. An act or instance of departure.
    Lock the door on your way out.
  3. (figuratively) A solution to a problem; an escape.
    This is a real mess. I need a way out.
    • 1999, Robert L. Solso, Mind and Brain Sciences in the 21st Century (page 199)
      The plight of the elderly plagued with mental decline, such as Alzheimer's dementia, is particularly poignant because at the point where the decline in mental capacity may make life no longer worth living to them, they are incapable of choosing suicide as a way out.




way out (comparative more way out, superlative most way out)

  1. Unconventional, eccentric.
    This modern art is too way out for me.


way out (not comparable)

  1. Far away; to or at a great distance.
    He lives way out in the middle of nowhere.


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