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cancel sth out

phrasal verb with cancel     /ˈkænsəl/ verb [T] ( present participle mainly UK cancelling, past tense and past participle cancelled, present participle US canceling, past tense and past participle canceled)
If something cancels out another thing, it stops it from having any effect.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
Translations of “cancel sth out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 抵消, 對消…
in Russian нейтрализовать, свести на нет…
in Turkish birbirini götürmek, eşit olmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抵消, 对消…
in Polish znosić coś, kompensować coś…
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