- v. transitive To form (a word) from its component letters.
- v. transitive To explain in a simple and understandable manner.
- v. make explicit; specify in detail
- v. spell fully and without abbreviating
- v. orally recite the letters of or give the spelling of
“To be comprehensive, a new negotiating mandate needs to spell out actions that will provide Parties to the UN Framework”
“Laurie Oakes: [Interrupts] Well, let me - just let me ask you this: he said that the Defence White Paper failed to spell out whether the Government sees the growth of China's military capabilities as natural and legitimate or something we should regard as a threat and for which we should plan.”
“To weave your spell out of commonplace events and brew a love-potion from every-day materials is high art.”
“He needed no check list to spell out the desirability of destroying enemy tanks at long range; maintaining the obstacle intact as long as possible; compelling the enemy infantry to dismount from their vehicles as soon as possible; and reserving his own fire to short range from defiladed positions.”
“They were arranged to spell out my bonny sweet lass.”
“Who affixes glorious names to acts of Congress—with words whose initial capital letters spell out a hard-selling acronym?”
“Also meshing with the steakhouse-like décor are carefully constructed white patterns that spell out New York, as well as the hundred or so flat-screen high-definition televisions covering bar and dining room walls.”
“You have to unscramble the letters to spell out baby-related words.”
“The king's chaplains and clerks, with their knowledge of civil and canon law, able to spell out the old customaries, take the place of grim warriors.”
“They had hooked up when they accidentally tripped a lust spell out near Mount Rainier, and that was all it took for the two of them to start hitting the sheets.”
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