2018년 5월 21일 월요일

Dic: come out// come out + complement (in a particular way)


─. To come out in a particular way means to be in the position or state described at the end of a process or event.

  • In this grim little episode of recent American history, few people come out well.
  • So what makes a good marriage? Faithfulness comes out top of the list.
  • Julian ought to have resigned, then he'd have come out of it with some credit.
─. If something comes out in a particular way, that is what it is like after it has been made or produced.
  • I've made a cake, but it hasn't come out very well.
  • The cover have come out a bit too big.
─. If someone comes out in a particular way, that is the situation they are in at the end of an event or series of events.
  • The more experienced team came out on top.
  • She came out of the divorce quite well.
─. If you describe how something or someone comes out at the end of a process or activity, you say what condition they are in or what they have achieved.
  • She came out of divorce settlement a rich woman.
  • These figures have come out wrong! I don't understand it.
  • Your paintings has come out really well.
  • He hasn't exactly come out of the scandal with his reputation enhanced.

CF ─. if something you say comes out in a particular way, that is how it sounds or how it is understood.
  • His words came out as little more than a whisper.
  • That didn't come out the way I meant it to.
  • I tried to explain everything to her, but it came out all wrong. [= not in the way I intended]
CF ─. If a person, organization, or country comes out on top, they are more successful than the others that they have been competing with.

─. come out on top: to win a difficult struggle or argument, especially one that has continued for a long time.
  • The only way to come out on top is to adop a different approach.
  • It's difficult to predict who will come out on top
..... Cobuild, LDOCE, CALD

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