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English definition of “count sb out”

count sb out

verb uk phrasal verb with count   /kaʊnt/ us  

(NOT INCLUDE)

informal to keep someone out or not include someone in an activity or arrangement: Scuba diving? Oh no, count me out - I hate water!

(BOXING)

[often passive] In a boxing competition, the referee counts a fighter out by counting to ten when they fall to the floor and lose the fight by failing to get up before the end of the counting: Cooper was counted out in the final round.
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