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English definition of “count sb out”

count sb out

[often passive] (BOXING) phrasal verb with count     /kaʊnt/ verb
In a boxing competition, the referee counts someone out by counting to ten when they fall to the floor and announcing that they have lost the fight if they fail to get up before the ten seconds is over: Cooper was counted out in the final round.BoxingWrestling
(Definition of count sb out (BOXING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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