Phrasal Verbs

order out

This page is about the phrasal verb order out

American English


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


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.


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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