Definition 2021


air out



to air out (phrasal verb)

  1. (idiomatic) To expose to air; to leave open or spread out, as to allow odor or moisture to dissipate.
    If you air out your sleeping bag after you use it, it will smell better the next time you get in.
  2. (by extension) To discuss in the open.
  3. (American football, slang) To throw passes, especially long and high passes.


Usage notes

  • In all senses the object may appear before or after the particle. If the object is a pronoun, then it must be before the particle.