copy out(redirected from copying out)
To write something exactly as it appeared in another source. A noun or pronoun can be used between "copy" and "out." My grandmother used to copy out all of her favorite recipes onto index cards so that she didn't have to haul out those heavy cookbooks before each meal. Tell me when you've copied the instructions out, and I'll erase the whiteboard.
copy out (by hand)
To write something by hand (as opposed to typing). A noun or pronoun can be used between "copy" and "out." My grandmother used to copy out all of her recipes by hand on index cards.
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copy something out (by hand)
to copy something in handwriting. I have to copy this out again. I lost the first copy. Please copy out this article for me.
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