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  1. out·line
    IPA[ˈoutˌlīn]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. draw, trace, or define the outer edge or shape of (something):

      her large eyes were darkly outlined with eyeliner
    • 2. give a summary of (something):

      she outlined the case briefly
      Synonym : rough out, sketch out, block out, indicate, touch on, draft, give a thumbnail sketch of, give a rough idea of, give a quick rundown on, summarize, precis
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: outline, plural noun: outlines

    • v.: verb: outline, 3rd person present: outlines, gerund or present participle: outlining, past tense: outlined, past participle: outlined

    • noun

      a line or set of lines enclosing or indicating the shape of an object in a sketch or diagram:

      the contours or bounds of an object:

    • verb

      draw, trace, or define the outer edge or shape of:

      give a summary of:

    • in broad terms
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