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do sb out of sth

informal
phrasal verb with do uk   us   // /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.
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