English Phrasal Verbs (176/365) - Spell Out Something/Spell Something Out

S-p-e-l-l it out

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To spell out something/spell something out means

A) to spell something with letters

Example sentence:

  • I didn't get your name. Can you spell it out, please?

B) to give all the details of something, to clarify something

Example sentences:

  • I met people new to the crypto scene. When I spelled out the differences between Proof-of-Work and Proof-of-Stake, they got excited about the potential to scale of the latter. They couldn't contain their excitement when I told them about Delegated-Proof-of-Stake!
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Sorry, but could you spell out your exact plan for us?

Very clear explanation and example, very useful phrase. Thank you!

I'm more familiar with the first one. Thanks for sharing