even out


even out
verb
1. adjust for
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engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance

Syn: ↑compensate, ↑counterbalance, ↑correct, ↑make up, ↑even off, ↑even up
Derivationally related forms: ↑corrective (for: ↑correct), ↑counterbalance (for: ↑counterbalance), ↑compensation (for: ↑compensate)
Hypernyms: ↑balance, ↑equilibrate, ↑equilibrize, ↑equilibrise
Hyponyms: ↑carry, ↑cover, ↑compensate, ↑overcompensate
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s something

2. make level or straight
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level the ground

Syn: ↑flush, ↑level, ↑even
Derivationally related forms: ↑level (for: ↑level), ↑leveller (for: ↑level), ↑leveler (for: ↑level)
Hypernyms: ↑change surface
Hyponyms: ↑grade, ↑strickle, ↑strike
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

3. become even or more even
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even out the surface

Syn: ↑even
Hypernyms: ↑change, ↑alter, ↑modify
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

4. make even or more even
Syn: ↑even
See Also: ↑even out (for: ↑even), ↑even off (for: ↑even), ↑even up (for: ↑even)
Hypernyms: ↑regularize, ↑regularise
Cause: ↑even
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

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even out [phrasal verb]
1 : to become level

After a long climb the ground evened out. [=leveled out]

2 even (something) out or even out (something) : to make (something) even and smooth

Let me even out the rug.

3 even out or even (something) out or even out (something) : to reach a balanced or middle state between extremes over a period of time

The economy had good periods and bad periods, but it all evened out by the end of the year.

Any variations will be evened out eventually.

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Main Entry:even

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ˌeven ˈout derived
to become level or steady, usually after varying a lot

House prices keep rising and falling but they should eventually even out.

Main entry:evenderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • even out — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms even out : present tense I/you/we/they even out he/she/it evens out present participle evening out past tense evened out past participle evened out 1) if things even out, or if you even them out,… …   English dictionary

  • even out — UK US even (sth) out Phrasal Verb with even({{}}/ˈiːvən/ verb ► to become regular or equal, or to make something do this: »Adding money to your portfolio a little at a time will even out a lot of unpredictable fluctuations. »Investors are waiting …   Financial and business terms

  • even out — PHR V ERG If something evens out, or if you even it out, the differences between the different parts of it are reduced. [V P] Relative rates of house price inflation have evened out across the country... [V P n (not pron)] Foundation make up… …   English dictionary

  • even out — verb a) to become more even b) to make more even …   Wiktionary

  • even out/up — make or become even. → even …   English new terms dictionary

  • even something out — ˌeven sthˈout derived to spread things equally over a period of time or among a number of people • He tried to even out the distribution of work among his employees. Main entry: ↑evenderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • even — e|ven1 W1S1 [ˈi:vən] adv [: Old English; Origin: efne, from efen; EVEN2] 1.) used to emphasize something that is unexpected or surprising in what you are saying ▪ Most companies have suffered a drop in their profits, even very large companies. ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • even — 1 / i:vFn/ adverb 1 used to emphasize something that is unexpected or surprising in what you are saying: Even the younger children enjoyed the concert. | We ve all been naughty sometimes even Mummy! | not even: Henry s a strict vegetarian he… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • even — e|ven1 [ ivn ] adverb *** Even is used for emphasis mainly before a word, a phrase, or a clause beginning with as, if, or though. When emphasizing verbs, even comes before an ordinary verb: They even served champagne at breakfast. But even comes… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • even — even1 evener, n. evenly, adv. evenness, n. /ee veuhn/, adj. 1. level; flat; without surface irregularities; smooth: an even road. 2. on the same level; in the same plane or line; parallel: even with the ground …   Universalium


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