Definition of spell something out in English:

spell something out

phrasal verb

  • Explain something in detail.

    ‘I'll spell out the problem again’
    • ‘The ads urged viewers to visit a website set up especially for the campaign, where the message was spelt out even further.’
    • ‘Who needs conspiracy theories when things are spelt out as clearly as this?’
    • ‘But laser eye surgery has caused controversy because of claims that the risks are not spelt out to consumers.’
    • ‘He said his plans will be spelled out in more detail in the strategy he will present to the EU later this week.’
    • ‘The details of the agreement will be spelled out in a contract.’
    • ‘This is the first time many of these steps have been spelled out publicly.’
    • ‘Everyone knew rumours were going around and the company had promised to be honest with us, but the true situation wasn't spelt out in time.’
    • ‘One area where costs are spelled out in detail is that of executive salary packages.’
    • ‘The research questions are spelled out in a very specific way.’
    • ‘It is important that certain facts are spelt out to the public.’
    explain, make clear, make plain, elucidate, clarify
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