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Phrasal Verbs

cut out (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. fruit and vegetables

b. cakes and ice-cream

c. cereals and grains

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