Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LUCK OUT

Here's Mr Gordon did have a stroke of luck out there;—quite wonderful!

Well, belike they were lovers bickering, and we may wish them luck out of that.

Munching on a fistful of moss, he hurried down to the shore, half fearing to find the shell gone, his luck out once again.

A boy would better put 15 luck out of his mind if he means to accomplish anything.

I was just a wonderful leathery great joss that had come up with luck out of the water.

"I am a machinist, and want to try my luck out West," said another young man hailing from a manufacturing town in Massachusetts.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c. from early Middle Dutch luc, shortening of gheluc "happiness, good fortune," of unknown origin. It has cognates in Dutch geluk, Middle High German g(e)lücke, German Glück "fortune, good luck." Perhaps first borrowed in English as a gambling term. To be down on (one's) luck is from 1832; to be in luck is from 1900; to push (one's) luck is from 1911. Good luck as a salutation to one setting off to do something is from 1805. Expression better luck next time attested from 1802.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LUCK OUT

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.