map out

map out
If you map out something that you are intending to do, you work out in detail how you will do it.

[V P n (not pron)] I went home and mapped out my strategy...

[V n P] I cannot conceive of anybody writing a play by sitting down and mapping it out...

[be V-ed P] This whole plan has been most carefully mapped out.


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  • map out — (something) to decide in detail how something will be done. She is mapping out lesson plans for teachers who work with below average readers. When we mapped it out before we began this project, we thought we would be finished by now. Etymology:… …   New idioms dictionary

  • map out — index devise (invent), frame (construct), frame (formulate), locate, plan, prearrange …   Law dictionary

  • map out — verb plan, delineate, or arrange in detail (Freq. 1) map one s future • Syn: ↑map • Hypernyms: ↑plan, ↑project, ↑contrive, ↑design …   Useful english dictionary

  • map out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms map out : present tense I/you/we/they map out he/she/it maps out present participle mapping out past tense mapped out past participle mapped out to plan in detail how something will happen Her own future had… …   English dictionary

  • map out — {v. phr.} To arrange; lay out; plan. * /The candidate will meet with his campaign manager tomorrow to map out his campaign strategy./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • map out — {v. phr.} To arrange; lay out; plan. * /The candidate will meet with his campaign manager tomorrow to map out his campaign strategy./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • map\ out — v. phr. To arrange; lay out; plan. The candidate will meet with his campaign manager tomorrow to map out his campaign strategy …   Словарь американских идиом

  • map out — phr verb Map out is used with these nouns as the object: ↑route, ↑strategy, ↑territory …   Collocations dictionary

  • map out something — map out (something) to decide in detail how something will be done. She is mapping out lesson plans for teachers who work with below average readers. When we mapped it out before we began this project, we thought we would be finished by now.… …   New idioms dictionary

  • map out — he mapped out the plan for our campaign Syn: outline, set out, lay out, sketch out, trace out, rough out, block out, delineate, detail, draw up, formulate, work out, frame, draft, plan, plot out, arrange, design, program …   Thesaurus of popular words

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