board out

PHRASAL VERB: usu passive
If someone in your care is boarded out, they are sent to stay with someone else. [BRIT]

[be V-ed P] As a child in the care of a local authority he had been boarded out with a farmer in Shropshire.


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  • board out — transitive verb chiefly Britain : to discharge from the service on medical grounds * * * board out 1. To have one s meals elsewhere than where one lives 2. To place in lodgings • • • Main Entry: ↑board * * * ˌboard ˈout …   Useful english dictionary

  • board out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms board out : present tense I/you/we/they board out he/she/it boards out present participle boarding out past tense boarded out past participle boarded out British to arrange for a person or animal to stay with… …   English dictionary

  • board out — eat out …   English contemporary dictionary

  • in|board-out|board — «IHN brd OWT brd, bohrd , bohrd», adjective, noun. –adj. of or having to do with an inboard motorboat engine attached to an outboard drive shaft: »a boat with inboard outboard power. –n. an inboard engine with an outboard drive unit; stern drive …   Useful english dictionary

  • in|board-out|drive — «IHN brd OWT dryv, bohrd », adjective, noun. = inboard outboard. (Cf. ↑inboard outboard) …   Useful english dictionary

  • board — /bɔd / (say bawd) noun 1. a piece of timber sawn thin, and of considerable length and breadth compared with the thickness. 2. (plural) Theatre the stage. 3. a. Also, shearing board. in a shearing shed, the clear part of the floor on which the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • board — board1 W1S1 [bo:d US bo:rd] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(information)¦ 2¦(for putting things on)¦ 3¦(group of people)¦ 4¦(in names)¦ 5¦(in building)¦ 6 on board 7¦(meals)¦ 8 go by the board 9¦(in water sports)¦ 10 across the board …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • board — board1 [ bɔrd ] noun *** ▸ 1 flat piece of wood ▸ 2 for showing information ▸ 3 group that manages something ▸ 4 meals ▸ 5 examinations ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count a long thin flat piece of wood, used especially for making floors and other parts of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • board — [[t]bɔ͟ː(r)d[/t]] ♦♦ boards, boarding, boarded 1) N COUNT: usu n N A board is a flat, thin, rectangular piece of wood or plastic which is used for a particular purpose. ...a chopping board. 2) N COUNT A board is a square piece of wood or stiff… …   English dictionary

  • board — I UK [bɔː(r)d] / US [bɔrd] noun Word forms board : singular board plural boards *** 1) [countable] a long thin flat piece of wood, used especially for making floors and other parts of buildings There s a loose board in the bedroom floor. Boards… …   English dictionary

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