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English definition of “cut out”

cut out

(STOP WORKING) phrasal verb with cut     /kʌt/ verb (present participle cutting, past tense and past participle cut)
If an engine , machine , or piece of equipment cuts out, it suddenly stops working : One of the plane's engines cut out, so they had to land with only one.Not functioning
(Definition of cut out (STOP WORKING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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