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Out ofMain meaning of OUT OF:
• towards the outside (opposite of into):
He ran out of the building. He left the building, while running.
• origin, from:
Horatio likes to drink out of a coconut. Horatio likes to drink from a coconut.
• cause, reason:
He did it out of respect. He did it due to, because of respect.
• exhaustion, a lack of something:
I'm out of breath. I have no more breath or air left.
an idiomatic expression:
I ran out of cigarettes. I have no more cigarettes left.
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