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Difference between Come out and Go out

come out

1. (of a tooth) fall out:

  • My tooth has just come out.

2. (of a stain, etc.) be removed:

  • Do you think that dirty mark will come out?

3. be freed (from a prison):

  • It’s been a long year, but he comes out next Friday.

4. emerge; become visible:

  • The sun came out as soon as the rain stopped.

5. be uttered:

  • I intended to make a joke, but my remark came out as unintentionally rude.

6. become clear or known:

  • I don’t want the news of our wedding to come out yet.

7. be published:

  • When does Tom’s new book come out?

8. be seen as in a photograph:

  • I’m afraid our holiday photos didn’t come out.

9. reach a result; succeed:

  • Let me know how the voting comes out.

10. start a strike:

  • He had the promises of 300 to come out “in sympathy” when the time came for quitting work.

11. (of a young girl) enter on social life:

  • Is her eldest daughter coming out this year?

12. be offered for public viewing:

  • The famous collection of rare old furniture is coming out next week.

13. (of a performer) go on stage:

  • When it came time to come out for the third curtain call I said, “Bobby, I just can’t make it no further.”

14. emerge (in a specified manner) from a contest, examination, etc.:

  • The President did not come out well in the inquiry.

15. (of smb.’s traits of character) be revealed; show clearly:

  • At such testing times, only the good in him came out, and none of the bad.

16. admit smth. openly, especially acknowledge one’s homosexuality:

  • Several I spoke to referred to the difficulties they experienced in “coming out”—realizing they were homosexuals.

go out

1. move to a distant country or place:

  • Their youngest son went out to Canada and made a fortune.

2. (of girls in former times) leave home for employment (in the house of others):

  • When she was eighteen she went out as a nursemaid.

3. attend social functions; go to parties, dances, etc.:

  • She still goes out a great deal, even at seventy-five.

4. (of invitations, orders, etc.) be sent to several people:

  • The wedding invitations had all gone out, but Jane says she hasn’t received hers.

5. be broadcast:

  • The special program on the new Prime Minister goes out tonight at 9 o’clock.

6. (of a fire or light) become extinguished; stop burning:

  • Have you a match? My cigarette has gone out.

7. (of money) be spent:

  • There’s more money going out than coming in, and I’m worried about the business.

8. become obsolete; stop being popular or fashionable:

  • Long skirts went out after a short season of popularity.

9. (of a government) retire from power:

  • If the government goes out at the next election, who will lead the country?

10. (euph.) die:

  • I hope that when I go out I shall leave a better world behind.

11. (of the sea) flow away from the shore:

  • When the sea goes out, the sand stretches for a long way.

12. = come out 10:

  • The Post Office workers went out before Christmas, now the electricians are out.