out (from the shore)

When someone is swimming in the ocean, a lake, etc., you explain where they are by saying how far "out" they are from the shore:

She was swimming about twenty yards out, and suddenly I saw her start to splash and wave her arms.

You use the same phrase when someone is riding in a boat:

To catch the really big fish, you have to go a few miles out.

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