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1. To gain or regain balance, stability, or uniformity. A noun or pronoun can be used between "even" and "out." I know you're jealous of your brother's later curfew, but don't worry, things will even out when you're older.
2. To make something more balanced, stable, or uniform. A noun or pronoun can be used between "even" and "out." I know you're jealous of your brother's later curfew, but don't worry, your father and I will even things out when you're older. If you're prone to redness, you really need a moisturizer that will even out your skin tone.
even something out
to make something even or level. Please even the gravel out. They evened out the surface of the road.
1. To make something more balanced or equitable: The typesetter evened out the columns so that they were both 60 lines long. The barber evened my hair out in back.
2. To become more balanced or equitable: I'll pay for the appetizers and dessert if you pay for the meal—that way everything evens out.
mod. back to normal; restored to sanity. Finally, at about age thirty, you could say that Sam was evened out.