want out

want out
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wont, wawnt out]
    • /wɒnt, wɔnt aʊt/
    • /wɒnt ˈaʊt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wont, wawnt out]
    • /wɒnt, wɔnt aʊt/

Definitions of want out words

  • verb with object want out to feel a need or a desire for; wish for: to want one's dinner; always wanting something new. 1
  • verb with object want out to wish, need, crave, demand, or desire (often followed by an infinitive): I want to see you. She wants to be notified. 1
  • verb with object want out to be without or be deficient in: to want judgment; to want knowledge. 1
  • verb with object want out to fall short by (a specified amount): The sum collected wants but a few dollars of the desired amount. 1
  • verb with object want out to require or need: The house wants painting. 1
  • verb without object want out to feel inclined; wish; like (often followed by to): We can stay home if you want. 1

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Origin of want out

First appearance:

before 1150
One of the 7% oldest English words
1150-1200; Middle English wante < Old Norse vanta to lack

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Parts of speech for Want out


want out popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

want out usage trend in Literature

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