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ask someone out (to something)

 
1. and ask someone out (for something) to invite someone to go out (to something or some place) [on a date]. He asked her out to dinner, but she had other plans. She couldn't go, so he asked out someone else. Liz asked Carl out for dinner.
2. to invite someone for a visit to a place in the country or some other location remote from the center of things. Tom must be tired of the city. Let's ask him out to our place. I don't want to ask out everyone in the whole family again. Oh, let's ask him out anyway.
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ask out

Invite someone to something, such as dinner, the theater, or a date. For example, We've been asked out to dinner twice this week, or Mary felt shy about asking John out. [Late 1800s]
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ask out

v.
To invite someone to a social engagement: I am so happy that Pat finally asked me out to a movie.
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