come out at(redirected from come out at them)
come out at
1. To leave a particular place to attack someone or something. In this usage, "at" is followed by a person or thing. Keep that door closed because the cat will come out at this bird if it lands.
2. To equal a certain amount. In this usage, "at" is followed by a total or other terms related to numbers or money. My medical bills have come out at such a high number that I don't know how I will pay them.
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come out at someone or somethingand come out toward(s) someone or something
to emerge and attack someone or something. The dogs came out at us, but we got away. Betsy's bulldog came out toward my bike as I rode by.
come out at an amountand come out to an amount
to result in a certain amount, as the result of mathematical computation. The total charges came out at far more than we expected.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.