ˌask sb ˈout

phrasal verb
to invite someone to go somewhere with you because you want to start a romantic relationship with them

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

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  • ask somebody out — ˌask sb ˈout derived to invite sb to go out with you, especially as a way of starting a romantic relationship • He s too shy to ask her out. Main entry: ↑askderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • ask someone out — invite someone out on a date. → ask …   English new terms dictionary

  • ask — [ æsk ] verb *** > 1 try to get information > 2 tell someone you want something > 3 expect something > 4 say you want something done > 5 invite someone to do something >+ PHRASES 1. ) intransitive or transitive to speak or write …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ask — /ask / (say ahsk) verb (t) 1. to put a question to: ask him. 2. to seek to be informed about: to ask the way; to ask her the way. 3. to seek by words to obtain; request: to ask advice; to ask a favour. 4. to solicit; request of (with a personal… …   Australian English dictionary

  • ask — ask1 W1S1 [a:sk US æsk] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(question)¦ 2¦(for help/advice etc)¦ 3¦(price)¦ 4¦(invite)¦ 5¦(demand)¦ 6 be asking for trouble 7 ask yourself something 8 if you ask me 9 don t ask me 10 don t ask …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ask — verb 1 QUESTION (I, T) to say or write something in order to get an answer, a solution, or information: What s your name? she asked. | ask a question: That kid s always asking awkward questions. | ask who/what/where etc: I was only asking how… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ask out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms ask out : present tense I/you/we/they ask out he/she/it asks out present participle asking out past tense asked out past participle asked out ask someone out to invite someone to go with you to a cinema,… …   English dictionary

  • ask — verb 1》 say something in order to obtain an answer or information: I asked her what she meant.     ↘(ask after or Scottish for) Brit. enquire about the well being of. 2》 say to (someone) that one wants them to do or give something.     ↘say that… …   English new terms dictionary

  • ask*/*/*/ — [ɑːsk] verb 1) [I/T] to speak to someone in order to get information from them I wondered who had given her the ring but was afraid to ask.[/ex] The police wanted to ask us a few questions.[/ex] She asked me how I knew about it.[/ex] Did you ask… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • out — out1 W1S1 [aut] adv ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(from inside )¦ 2¦(outside)¦ 3¦(not at home)¦ 4¦(distant place)¦ 5¦(given to many people)¦ 6¦(get rid of something)¦ 7¦(not burning/shining)¦ 8¦(sun/moon etc)¦ 9¦(flowers)¦ 10¦(complet …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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