1. ExamplesThe workers have been out on strike for four weeks. • As soon as the management made the offer, the staff came out. • The shop stewards called the workforce out.
  2. Usage
    to be out
    to be wrong in calculating something, or to be wrongly calculated
    ExampleThe balance is £10 out.
    we are £20,000 out in our calculations
    we have £20,000 too much or too little
  3. U.S.
    away from work because of illness
    (NoteThe UK term for this sense is off.)

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other people's money out of line