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out of date

1. Expired; no longer fit for consumption. I wouldn't eat that ham if I were you; it's out of date. My passport was out of date, so they wouldn't let me on the flight.
2. Not in line with current information or technology. No wonder your phone isn't working—the software is out of date! The information in this encyclopedia is all out of date.
3. No longer in fashion or the current style. She wore an elaborate hat to the wedding that, while elegant, was a bit out of date.
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out of date

1. Too old to be used, past the point of expiration, as in This milk is out of date. [Early 1600s]
2. Old-fashioned, no longer in style, as in Dean has three suits but they're all out of date. [Early 1800s]
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ˌout of ˈdate

not modern; not including the latest information: This atlas is out of date.I’m afraid you must have been using an out-of-date catalogue.
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out of date

No longer in style; old-fashioned: clothes that went out of date last year.
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Up to now, there hasn't been any scientific data presented for animals that are out-of-date on their vaccinations," Moore said.
After she appealed to Tesco, bosses agreed to supply fruit and veg but not out-of-date eggs, yoghurt or other fresh items.
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We must have been tired and accidentally missed some out-of-date food when checking the shelves.
Trading Standards investigators in Bracknell found 127 out-of-date items in the store in what they called "the worst case of out-of-date products" they had ever come across.
Amy Johns says her daughter was violently ill after eating from a tin of baby food three months out-of-date, bought from Sandy Lane Newsagent.
Because of the economy and the increasing awareness of food kitchens, many shoppers believe that out-of-date merchandise is supposed to go to local and national food banks and operations like Feeding America, and Philabundance.
Repeated exposure to bacteria from the mouth affects lip colour cosmetics, while out-of-date mascara and eye pencils can raise the risk of infections.
RED-faced police chiefs promised to review procedures today - after three patrol cars parked outside a station had out-of-date tax discs.
A WELSH supermarket chain which sold out-of-date food, including a garlic sausage five weeks past its use-by date, has been fined pounds 18,000 for breaching food safety standard regulations for the second time.
A WELSH food chain which sold out-of-date food - including a garlic sausage five weeks past its use-by date - has been fined for breaching food safety standards.
The Ministry of Defence was sharply criticised by MPs yesterday for issuing Parliament with out-of-date estimates for the cost of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
THE owner of a nursery where kids were force-fed and given out-of-date food has been banned from working with children.
If your TM is out-of-date, your maintenance is out-of-date.