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rainout

An event that has been or will be canceled due to inclement weather. Spectators are to be aware that there will be no refunds issued in the event of a rainout. I was really looking forward to the football match this weekend, but it turned out to be a rainout.

rain something out

[for the weather] to spoil something by raining. Oh, the weather looks awful. I hope it doesn't rain the picnic out. It's starting to sprinkle now. Do you think it will rain out the ball game?
See also: out, rain

rain out

Force the cancellation or postponement of some event owing to bad weather. For example, Our picnic was rained out, but we hope to have it next week. [1920s]
See also: out, rain

rain out

v.
To force the cancellation or postponement of some event because of rain. Used chiefly in the passive: If the parade is rained out, it will be held the following week.
See also: out, rain
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We made our current fields better and gosh we didn't have any rainouts whatsoever with the weather," said Steve Arrison.
This definitely did us a favor today with the rainout, especially in terms of just refreshing the batteries.
Friday's rainout gave Boston a chance to regroup from a terrible series versus the Cubs, with Chicago winning all three games.
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Little could go with either Brad Penny, who is slated for Wednesday, or Mark Hendrickson, who would have gone today but was squeezed out by the rainout.
That is a new rule put into effect during the offseason for doubleheaders coming the day after a rainout.
Tickets from 2007 will be honored in 2008, organizers announced last fall after the rainout.
Editors Notes) -- In the event of a rainout, the activity will occur on Monday, June 22, based on the same schedule.
Another make-up game from the same rainout date was to be played between Northbridge and Southbridge.
With the rainout of Game 6 of the World Series, the Cubs and Padres have used the opportunity to break the news through a joint press release:
Unless there's a rainout, there's plenty of time left in the game.
The Dodgers did their damage against a struggling Tom Glavine, who was working on just three days rest due to a doubleheader the Mets played Saturday after a Friday rainout.
Roche has tried in the past to move the tournament to an earlier date in the summer and said the rainout will add to his evidence when he makes a similar request soon.
With the rainout, he will be skipped over in the rotation and will be available to pitch out of the bullpen.
In fact, he was upset when someone jokingly told him a Mets' rainout over the weekend would ruin the matchup.