even out

even out
If something evens out, or if you even it out, the differences between the different parts of it are reduced.

[V P] Relative rates of house price inflation have evened out across the country...

[V P n (not pron)] Foundation make-up evens out your skin tone and texture. [Also V n P]


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  • even out — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms even out : present tense I/you/we/they even out he/she/it evens out present participle evening out past tense evened out past participle evened out 1) if things even out, or if you even them out,… …   English dictionary

  • even out — UK US even (sth) out Phrasal Verb with even({{}}/ˈiːvən/ verb ► to become regular or equal, or to make something do this: »Adding money to your portfolio a little at a time will even out a lot of unpredictable fluctuations. »Investors are waiting …   Financial and business terms

  • even out — verb a) to become more even b) to make more even …   Wiktionary

  • even out/up — make or become even. → even …   English new terms dictionary

  • even something out — ˌeven sthˈout derived to spread things equally over a period of time or among a number of people • He tried to even out the distribution of work among his employees. Main entry: ↑evenderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • even — e|ven1 W1S1 [ˈi:vən] adv [: Old English; Origin: efne, from efen; EVEN2] 1.) used to emphasize something that is unexpected or surprising in what you are saying ▪ Most companies have suffered a drop in their profits, even very large companies. ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • even — 1 / i:vFn/ adverb 1 used to emphasize something that is unexpected or surprising in what you are saying: Even the younger children enjoyed the concert. | We ve all been naughty sometimes even Mummy! | not even: Henry s a strict vegetarian he… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • even — e|ven1 [ ivn ] adverb *** Even is used for emphasis mainly before a word, a phrase, or a clause beginning with as, if, or though. When emphasizing verbs, even comes before an ordinary verb: They even served champagne at breakfast. But even comes… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • even — even1 evener, n. evenly, adv. evenness, n. /ee veuhn/, adj. 1. level; flat; without surface irregularities; smooth: an even road. 2. on the same level; in the same plane or line; parallel: even with the ground …   Universalium

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