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cut sth out

phrasal verb with cut
 
 
/kʌt/ verb ( present participle cutting, past tense and past participle cut)
SHAPE to remove something or form a shape by cutting, usually something made of paper or cloth: She cut out his picture from the magazine.Cutting and stabbing
STOP EATING to stop eating or drinking something, usually to improve your health: I've cut out red meat from my diet.Stop having or doing somethingDiets and dieting
Cut it out! informal something you say to tell someone to stop doing something annoying: Cut it out! Can't you see I'm trying to work?Expressions telling people to stop doing something
not be cut out to be sth/not be cut out for sth to not have the right qualities for something: I'm not really cut out to be a nurse.Unsuitable and unacceptable
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