balance out


balance out
ˌbalance ˈout [intransitive/transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they balance out he/she/it balances out present participle balancing out past tense balanced out past participle balanced out] phrasal verb
Same as: balance 2 3

The tangy fruit balances out the creaminess of the sauce.

Don’t worry – it’ll all balance out in the end.

Main entry: balance

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balance out [phrasal verb]
1 balance out (something) or balance (something) out : to make (a different or opposite thing) less powerful, noticeable, etc.

Serve black coffee to help balance out the sweetness of the dessert.

His quickness will balance out [=compensate for, make up for] the other fighter's greater strength.

The discount balances out the shipping charge. = The discount and the shipping charge balance each other out. [=the shipping charge and the discount together equal zero]

— see also balance 4 (above), 2
2 : to be or become equal or even

The good times and the bad times balanced out [=evened out] in the end.

— see also balance 3 (above), 2
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Main Entry:balance

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