UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌaʊtˈgəʊɪŋ/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈaʊtˌgoʊɪŋ/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(outgō′ing or, for 5, -gō-)

From the verb outgo: (⇒ conjugate)
outgoing is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. is an outgoing [person, individual]
  2. a confident and outgoing [person, guy, girl]
  3. [has, with] an outgoing personality
  4. try to be more outgoing
  5. was outgoing as a [child, teenager]
  6. wish I could be as outgoing as her
  7. an outgoing [journey, leg, flight, connection]
  8. an outgoing [ship, train, plane]
  9. outgoing [traffic, travel, goods, services]
  10. outgoing [feeds, calls, messages, email, mail, mails]
  11. outgoing mail servers
  12. [monitor, tap, trace] outgoing mail
  13. incoming and outgoing calls
  14. the outgoing [mayor, senator, minister, president, director]
  15. [prepare, make, cook] the outgoing orders
  1. [control, monitor] the incomings and outgoings
  2. outgoings of [orders, raw material, end products]
  3. their outgoings exceed their [income, incomings]
  4. [weekly, monthly, yearly] outgoings
  5. monthly outgoings including [rent, mortgage, gas]
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