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1. To have good fortune. I aced out at work today when the boss did not assign me that big project.
2. To narrowly escape a bad situation. Jack hit the gas at the right moment and aced out of a car accident.
3. To outmaneuver or outperform someone, often resulting in victory. Harry finished the game with a strike and aced out Bob in the bowling tournament.
to be fortunate or lucky. Freddy aced out at the dentist's office with only one cavity.
ace out (of something)
to get out of something through luck; to evade or avoid something narrowly. I just aced out of having to take the math test!
ace someone out
to maneuver someone out; to win out over someone. Martha aced out Rebecca to win the first place trophy.
1. Get the better of, defeat, as in Our team is bound to ace them out, or Those calculus problems aced me out again. [Slang; mid-1900s]
2. Take advantage of or cheat someone, as in John thought they were trying to ace him out of his promised promotion. [Slang; c. 1920]
in. to be fortunate or lucky. I really aced out on that test in English.