show (one) out
To escort or accompany one to an exit. Thank you for coming by for the interview. The receptionist will show you out. I'm just going to show our guests out—I'll be back shortly.
show (oneself) out
To exit some place without the company or assistance of anyone else. Please show yourself out once you have completed the exam. No, please remain seated. I can show myself out.
1. To present oneself, especially in a public or performative manner. The pop star always shows out with incredibly extravagant, often outrageous, outfits.
2. To perform some task with as much energy, enthusiasm, and determination as possible. It's going to be tough to win today's game, but if we all show out, we can accomplish anything! She went up on that stage and really showed out. I think her parents would be proud of her.
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show someone out
(of something) Go to see someone out (of something).
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To conduct some visitor to an exit: The assistant showed me out of the building. We showed out the guests and said goodbye.
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