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cut out (2)

Meaning: to stop doing something, such as eating fatty foods or gambling or taking drugs, usually in order to improve one's health or one's life

Synonym: abstain from

For example:

  • cut out sth I still eat fish, but I've cut out all other types of meat, including chicken and pork.

  • cut sth out I told my husband to cut the gambling out altogether or I'd leave him.

Quick Quiz:

If you want to lose weight, the best things to cut out are
  1. fruit and vegetables
  2. cakes and ice-cream
  3. cereals and grains

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