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  • v. To have dinner outside one's house.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. eat at a restaurant or at somebody else's home


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  • And on the strength of it, I went afterwards to a dinner-party at the Rectory; and to-morrow I am going to dine out again, at the Forsters ', to meet Dickens and nobody else.

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • And then … "he laughed and sat back against his cushions," … then, mister, you're going to dine out on how you ran poppy an 'fought pirates with Frederick Townsend Ward! "

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • (I've since learned, by the way, that it was quite celebrated among the less discriminating seafarers; if you'd stopped at the Knitting Swede's you could dine out on it in every shebeen from Glasgow to Sydney.) 16

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