be rained out

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be rained out

To be delayed, postponed, or cancelled due to the rain. I was really looking forward to the football match this weekend, but it was rained out. Spectators are to be aware that there will be no refunds issued if the event is rained out.
See also: out, rain
References in classic literature ?
Two or three lamps were rained out and blown out; so, both saw the lightning to advantage as it quivered and zigzagged on the iron tracks.
Jeff Weaver was supposed to start on Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers, but because the game was rained out, his start was pushed back one day.
Participants braved the weather, getting rained out after 12 holes.
We want to continue to upgrade the entire facility,'' said McCourt, who went back to Los Angeles after Saturday's Grapefruit League game with the Washington Nationals was rained out in Viera.
The Cougars were dealt an additional blow when Monday's fund raiser for the golf team, which was also scheduled for the Valencia Country Club, was rained out.
The baseball team had its third consecutive game rained out Tuesday but will try to make it up today against San Diego at 4 p.
The Conquistadores, who were losing to San Fernando 8-1 in the fifth inning of the game that was rained out last week, are now one of the hottest teams in the area.
The Dodgers remained two games behind the San Francisco Giants, whose game in Philadelphia was also rained out.
In two games here - the middle game was rained out Saturday - the Dodgers (8-3) scored 21 runs against a pitching staff that had been the strength of the Pirates' team.