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[out-bound] /ˈaʊtˈbaʊnd/
outward bound:
an outbound freighter.
1590-1600; out- + -bound2 Unabridged
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  • When fusion slows, outbound pressure drops and the star's core begins to condense under gravity-becoming ever denser and hotter.
  • The inbound traffic is heavier than the outbound was.
  • Lovejoy was really shifting through the gears on it's outbound journey.
  • The links that had once mattered were the ones you offered on your blog, the so-called outbound links pointing to other sites.
  • The cargo of these outbound ships tends to be on the less-than-glamorous side.
  • Companies are advised to block overseas calling and set up their phone systems to prohibit the outbound call-transfer feature.
  • And more widely spread patterns for outbound flights will prevent bottlenecks and allow more planes to take off every hour.
  • He saves bandwidth by limiting outbound files to eight at a time, but is otherwise wholly accommodating.
  • Everything was going smoothly until our one-way inbound street suddenly became a one-way outbound.
  • Once you select your outbound flight, it will give you all the return flight options on all carriers and your total price.
British Dictionary definitions for outbound


going out; outward bound
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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