order out

American English
This page is about the phrasal verb order out.

Meaning: If you order out, you order food from a take-away restaurant and have it delivered to you.

Synonym: order in

For example:

  • order out I'm going to order out less, and cook dinner for myself more often.

  • order out Simone said she was too tired to cook, so I called a restaurant and ordered out instead.

Variety: This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

When we order out, we eat dinner

a. in a restaurant

b. at home

c. in our car

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