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To mark one's departure from work, as on a time clock (a device that stamps the arrival and departure time onto each employee's timecard, or records the times digitally). A noun or pronoun can be used between "clock" and "out." I really need to clock out now because my shift was over an hour ago. Go see Janet, she'll clock you out.
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clock someone out
to observe and record someone's time of departure. Jane clocked herself out and went home.
to record one's time of departure, usually by punching a time clock. I will clock out just before I go home. Jim clocked out early Tuesday to go to the doctor.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.