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To type the thoughts or spoken words of oneself or another person on a physical or virtual keyboard. A noun or pronoun can be used between "type" and "out." I started typing out a longwinded retort before I thought better of it and deleted the message from my phone. It is the court stenographer's job to type everything out that is said during a trial.
type something out
to make some information presentable by typing or keying it. Please type this out before you submit it to the board for approval. Can you type out this report before quitting time?
1. To produce something by typing: I typed out an angry letter to the editor. It took the writer one month to type a manuscript out.
2. To express something in typewritten form: The lawyer typed out the client's statement. I typed the message out and posted it on the bulletin board for all to see.
3. To display something in full or expanded form by typing: You must type out your complete address on the credit card application. The editor was instructed to type each abbreviation out.