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    way out

    Hello every one,
    HE told Reuters that security forces had tried to negotiate a way out of the crisis.
    In this sentence what is the meaning of way out.
    I used Oxford dictionary and Merriam webster dictionary to find the meaning of way out but I am not satisfied.

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    #2

    Re: way out

    'way out
    2 a way to escape a difficult or bad situation.'── quoted from http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/way-out
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    #3

    Re: way out

    Any body can defind it in more easy way.?

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    #4

    Re: way out

    Which words in the definition Matthew found do you not understand?

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    #5

    Re: way out

    It mean that he told the Reuters that security forces had tried to negotiate about escaping from difficult situation.? Am I right.?

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    #6

    Re: way out

    No, it means the security forces tried to negotiate a peaceful solution to the situation.
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    #7

    Re: way out

    Quote Originally Posted by 1235 View Post
    Any body can defind it in more easy way.?
    Can anybody define it in an easier way?
    Please note this better way to ask your question.

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    #8

    Re: way out

    Quote Originally Posted by 1235 View Post
    Security forces had tried to negotiate an escape from a difficult situation. Am I right?


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    Hello, 1235:


    You have asked for more members to reply.

    OK, I'll try.

    Mr. Wai has told us that "way out" = to escape a difficulty. My example: "Mr. X has lost his job. He doesn't know how he can get enough money to support his family. He is looking for a way out of his problems."

    In my opinion (opinion!), yes, you are "right." That is, the security forces talked (negotiated) with the other side so that the security forces could "escape" from (avoid) a difficult situation (crisis).

    If that is how you understand the basic meaning of the sentence, then I think that you are "right" in your general interpretation.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 05-Jul-2016 at 15:33.

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    #9

    Re: way out

    Now I completely understood. a lot of thanks to TheParser.

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    Re: way out

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post

    In my opinion (opinion!), yes, you are "right." That is, the security forces talked (negotiated) with the other side so that the security forces could "escape" from (avoid) a difficult situation (crisis)..
    So, in effect, you are agreeing with Matthew (post 2) and Skrej (post 6).

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