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do sb out of sth

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with do   // /du/ /duː/ /duː/ (did, done) us  
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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