even sth out

even sth out
UK US even (sth) out
Phrasal Verb with even({{}}/ˈiːvən/ verb
to become regular or equal, or to make something do this: »

Adding money to your portfolio a little at a time will even out a lot of unpredictable fluctuations.

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Investors are waiting for the housing market to even itself out.

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These differences in pay tend to even out over time.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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