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out of date

1. Expired; no longer fit to be consumed or able to be used. I wouldn't eat that ham if I were you—it's out of date. My passport was out of date, so they wouldn't let me on the flight.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. Lacking current information or technology; outdated. No wonder your phone isn't working—the software is out of date. The information in this encyclopedia is all out of date.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; not of 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 She wore an elaborate hat to the wedding that, while elegant, was a bit out of date.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out of date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 Too old to be used, past the point of expiration, as in This milk is out of date.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 Old-fashioned, no longer in style, as in Dean has three suits but they're all out of date.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not modern; not including the latest information: This atlas is out of date.I’m afraid you must have been using an out-of-date catalogue.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out of date

No longer in style; old-fashioned: clothes that went out of date last year.
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Dunnes Stores in Dun Laoghaire, where potentially dangerous out-of-date food was on sale' Dunnes Stores in Letterkenny, where food well past its use-by date was left on shelves for unwary shoppers' FSAI Deputy Chief Executive Alan Reilly
In-Sink-Erator has coined a phrase for why people eat out-of-date food - GOBBLE (Gone Off a Bit But Looks Edible) syndrome.
Out-of-date tax discs can mean fines of up to pounds 1000 for cars and pounds 23,000 for heavy goods vehicles.
But the research also found that 33% of the respondents only update their data once a month, virtually rendering it out-of-date.
Out-of-date information is no more use than yesterday's newspaper, and companies whose websites contain useless and out-of-date information will lose customers in droves.
As for out-of-date commentators/presenters, let's compare lists.
The unions were also suspected of holding the ROH management hostage, with unreasonable, out-of-date working practices.
a 90-employee aluminum green sand caster producing intake manifolds in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, had an out-of-date PC-based database system that it used for typing and maintaining its casting quotations for customers.
They collected and destroyed unwanted and out-of-date pharmaceuticals (using high temperature incineration rather than landfill disposal) and recycled their packaging.
Out-of-date language suggests an out-of-date theology and an out-of-date church.
This monograph as a whole is rigorously constructed, more reliable than the out-of-date reconstructions of Palma Vecchio's catalogue published by Gombosi, Berenson and Mariacher.
Attacked for selling out-of-date health and beauty care items, the chain fought back by pointing the finger at the sales practices of fellow retailers, including Giant Food, Kroger, Safeway and Magruder's, claiming that they, too, were selling outdated products (see secondary story).
IP-Based Internal Dialer Improves Employee Productivity, Eliminates Out-of-Date Employee Directories and Cumbersome Dial-by-Name Touchtone Systems; Next-Generation Application Supports SIP Protocol
In addition, the current out-of-date lighting for the stage will also need to be replaced.
A BABY was given an out-of-date MMR jab at a Liverpool health centre.