ask out
to ask someone on a date

– examples

Dave asked Anne out, but she said no.

“If you never ask her out, then you’ll never have a date. You need to be brave.”
“That’s easy for you to say…”


read out
to read aloud

– examples

The soldier read out a list of names. These names were the lucky ones.

“Anna, could you read out the third paragraph please?”


take out
1. take something out of something; take something that was inside something
2. to eliminate an enemy, from a game or war

– examples

1.
Ok, class, take out your books and open them to page 21.

Slowly, he took out the gun from his belt and aimed.

2.
A bomb took out 20 of their soldiers.

After City took out United, they became the favourites to win the cup.