Out is one of the more impressive 3-letter words found in English. Such utility for this tiny little word. This is just a sample that came to mind as I pondered my navel (not an out-y, by the way)…
Out (not in) — I’m going out for awhile.
Out (exposed) — I’m going to out myself to my folks tomorrow.
Out (presented) — The sixteen year old attended her coming out ball with her uncle.
Out (baseball) — That’s the third strike and you’re out!
Out (excised) — The painful sliver had to be cut out.
Out (location) — The briefcase was left right out in the open.
Out (escape) — He was cornered at the edge of the cliff and looked for an out.
Out (alibi) — Trapped by his lies, he needed another out.
Out (crazy) — Ignore him, everyone knows his mind is out to lunch.
Out (missing) — It would have made sense if she hadn’t left a critical word out.
Out (depleted) — I’m just all tuckered out. Plus we’re out of food!
Out (separated) — They had a bad falling out before the divorce.
Out (cease) — You kids, cut it out right now!
Out (vacated) — The mushroom got too big so the fairy (or was it a gnome) moved out.
That’s probably more than enough for now. But look at that mushroom! Must be a fairy or gnome lurking nearby.