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    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    ◊To ask someone out is to ask someone to go on a date with you.
    ▪ I asked her out (on a date), but she turned me down.

    What would Americans use this phrase to mean "to invite someone to go outside to fight"?

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    Default Re: ask someone out

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsunmoon View Post
    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    ◊To ask someone out is to ask someone to go on a date with you.
    ▪ I asked her out (on a date), but she turned me down.

    What would Americans use this phrase to mean "to invite someone to go outside to fight"?
    Never heard/read the expression used that way especially with the word "ask". Although for a confrontation of that type you might hear, "Let's step/go outside and we'll settle this".

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