Definition of spell something out in English:

spell something out

phrasal verb

  • Explain something in detail.

    ‘I'll spell out the problem again’
    • ‘But laser eye surgery has caused controversy because of claims that the risks are not spelt out to consumers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He said his plans will be spelled out in more detail in the strategy he will present to the EU later this week.’
    • ‘Who needs conspiracy theories when things are spelt out as clearly as this?’
    • ‘The ads urged viewers to visit a website set up especially for the campaign, where the message was spelt out even further.’
    • ‘It is important that certain facts are spelt out to the public.’
    • ‘The research questions are spelled out in a very specific way.’
    • ‘One area where costs are spelled out in detail is that of executive salary packages.’
    • ‘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.’
    explain, make clear, make plain, elucidate, clarify
    specify, set out, set forth, state precisely, be specific about, itemize, detail, enumerate, list, unfold, expound, particularize, delineate, catalogue, rehearse
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