out of action Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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out of action

C1 If a machine or vehicle is out of action, it is not working or cannot be used: I'm afraid the TV's out of action. C1 If a person is out of action, they are injured or ill and cannot do things they usually do: Jackson's torn ligaments will keep him out of action for the rest of the season.
Translations of “out of action”
in Chinese (Traditional) 出故障, 失靈, 停止運轉…
in Chinese (Simplified) 出故障, 失灵, 停止运转…
(Definition of out of action from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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