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cancel sth out

verb uk phrasal verb with cancel   /ˈkæn.səl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-) us  
to remove the effect of one thing by doing another thing that has the opposite effect: This month's pay cheque will cancel out his debt, but it won't give him any extra money.
Translations of “cancel sth out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 抵消, 對消…
in Russian нейтрализовать, свести на нет…
in Turkish birbirini götürmek, eşit olmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抵消, 对消…
in Polish znosić coś, kompensować coś…
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