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cancel out something

(-l-, -ll-)
phrasal verb with cancel  us   /ˈkæn·səl/ verb [I/T] (-l-, -ll-)
to take away the ​effect of one thing by doing another thing that has the ​oppositeeffect: You can't be ​creative and ​critical at the same ​time – one cancels out the other.
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