outline

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈaʊtlaɪn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈaʊtˌlaɪn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(outlīn′)


Inflections of 'outline' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
outlines
v 3rd person singular
outlining
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
outlined
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
outlined
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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outline

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. outline the [drawing, map, man, figure]
  2. outline the [book, paper, essay]
  3. outline your [idea, theory, approach]
  4. outline the charges
  5. outline it in [pencil, pen, marker, red]
  6. outline it with a [pencil]
  7. outline it to the [students, population, workers]
  8. outline the [trends, process, steps, key features] to
  9. outlines what we [think, believe, understand]
  10. outlined in detail
  11. outlined in [section, table] [4]
  12. outlined on [page 3, the board]
  13. as outlined [in, on, below]
  14. [briefly, carefully, meticulously] outlined
n
  1. the [blurred, hazy, sharp, clear] outline of the [mountain, castle, shore]
  2. the outline of the [mountain] was [blurred] (by)
  3. could see an outline of the [mountain]
  4. could see the [faint, distant, vague] outline of a [figure, man, building]
  5. [drew, sketched, traced] an outline of the [mountain]
  6. saw his outline in the [dark, shadows, bushes]
  7. saw the outline from [afar, far away, a distance]
  8. [sketches, drawings] and outlines
  9. write a [plot, story, script] outline
  10. a [rough, detailed, brief] outline of the [plan, procedure]
  11. can you give me an outline of the [book, class, show]?
  12. give us an outline of your [plan, idea, proposal]
  13. an outline of [how, when, where]
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