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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 ​tornligaments will ​keep him out of action for the ​rest of the ​season.
(Definition of out of action from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “out of action”
in Chinese (Simplified) 出故障, 失灵, 停止运转…
in Chinese (Traditional) 出故障, 失靈, 停止運轉…
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