have out


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have something out

to have something, such as a tooth, stone, tumor, removed surgically. (Fixed order.) You are going to have to have that tumor out. I don't want to have my tooth out!
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have something out (with someone)

to settle a disagreement or a complaint. (Fixed order.) John has been mad at Mary for a week. He finally had it out with her today. I'm glad we are having this out today.
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