Phrasal Verbs

spell out

This page is about the phrasal verb spell out


If you spell something out, you explain it slowly and very clearly so that everyone can understand.

For example

  • spell out sth The government needs to spell out its policies so that everyone can understand what it's doing.

  • spell sth out Every time I need them to do something, I have to really spell it out or they'll do it wrong.

Quick Quiz

If you want her to understand, you'll have to spell it out because she's

a. not good at reading

b. not good at spelling

c. not good at listening

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