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English definition of “do sb out of sth”

do sb out of sth

informal phrasal verb with do     // /du/ /duː/ /duː/ verb (did, done)
to stop someone from getting or keeping something, especially in a dishonest or unfair way: Pensioners have been done out of millions of pounds as a result of the changes.Cheating and trickingPlotting and trapping
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