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 for To cut out
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Out \Out\ (out), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and
     [=u]te, [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G.
     aus, OHG. [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr.
     ud. [root]198. Cf. About, But, prep., Carouse, Utter,
     a.]
     In its original and strict sense, out means from the interior
     of something; beyond the limits or boundary of somethings; in
     a position or relation which is exterior to something; --
     opposed to in or into. The something may be expressed
     after of, from, etc. (see Out of, below); or, if not
     expressed, it is implied; as, he is out; or, he is out of the
     house, office, business, etc.; he came out; or, he came out
     from the ship, meeting, sect, party, etc. Out is used in a
     variety of applications, as: 
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     1. Away; abroad; off; from home, or from a certain, or a
        usual, place; not in; not in a particular, or a usual,
        place; as, the proprietor is out, his team was taken out.
        Opposite of in. "My shoulder blade is out." --Shak.
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              He hath been out (of the country) nine years.
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. Beyond the limits of concealment, confinement, privacy,
        constraint, etc., actual or figurative; hence, not in
        concealment, constraint, etc., in, or into, a state of
        freedom, openness, disclosure, publicity, etc.; a matter
        of public knowledge; as, the sun shines out; he laughed
        out, to be out at the elbows; the secret has leaked out,
        or is out; the disease broke out on his face; the book is
        out.
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              Leaves are out and perfect in a month. --Bacon.
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              She has not been out [in general society] very long.
                                                    --H. James.
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     3. Beyond the limit of existence, continuance, or supply; to
        the end; completely; hence, in, or into, a condition of
        extinction, exhaustion, completion; as, the fuel, or the
        fire, has burned out; that style is on the way out. "Hear
        me out." --Dryden.
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              Deceitful men shall not live out half their days.
                                                    --Ps. iv. 23.
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              When the butt is out, we will drink water. --Shak.
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     4. Beyond possession, control, or occupation; hence, in, or
        into, a state of want, loss, or deprivation; -- used of
        office, business, property, knowledge, etc.; as, the
        Democrats went out and the Whigs came in; he put his money
        out at interest. "Land that is out at rack rent." --Locke.
        "He was out fifty pounds." --Bp. Fell.
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              I have forgot my part, and I am out.  --Shak.
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     5. Beyond the bounds of what is true, reasonable, correct,
        proper, common, etc.; in error or mistake; in a wrong or
        incorrect position or opinion; in a state of disagreement,
        opposition, etc.; in an inharmonious relation. "Lancelot
        and I are out." --Shak.
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              Wicked men are strangely out in the calculating of
              their own interest.                   --South.
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              Very seldom out, in these his guesses. --Addison.
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     6. Not in the position to score in playing a game; not in the
        state or turn of the play for counting or gaining scores.
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     7. Out of fashion; unfashionable; no longer in current vogue;
        unpopular.
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     Note: Out is largely used in composition as a prefix, with
           the same significations that it has as a separate word;
           as outbound, outbreak, outbuilding, outcome, outdo,
           outdoor, outfield. See also the first Note under
           Over, adv.
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     Day in, day out, from the beginning to the limit of each of
        several days; day by day; every day.
  
     Out at, Out in, Out on, etc., elliptical phrases, that
        to which out refers as a source, origin, etc., being
        omitted; as, out (of the house and) at the barn; out (of
        the house, road, fields, etc., and) in the woods.
  
              Three fishers went sailing out into the west,
              Out into the west, as the sun went down. --C.
                                                    Kingsley.
  
     Note: In these lines after out may be understood, "of the
           harbor," "from the shore," "of sight," or some similar
           phrase. The complete construction is seen in the
           saying: "Out of the frying pan into the fire."
  
     Out from, a construction similar to out of (below). See
        Of and From.
  
     Out of, a phrase which may be considered either as composed
        of an adverb and a preposition, each having its
        appropriate office in the sentence, or as a compound
        preposition. Considered as a preposition, it denotes, with
        verbs of movement or action, from the interior of; beyond
        the limit: from; hence, origin, source, motive, departure,
        separation, loss, etc.; -- opposed to in or into; also
        with verbs of being, the state of being derived, removed,
        or separated from. Examples may be found in the phrases
        below, and also under Vocabulary words; as, out of breath;
        out of countenance.
  
     Out of cess, beyond measure, excessively. --Shak.
  
     Out of character, unbecoming; improper.
  
     Out of conceit with, not pleased with. See under Conceit.
        
  
     Out of date, not timely; unfashionable; antiquated.
  
     Out of door, Out of doors, beyond the doors; from the
        house; not inside a building; in, or into, the open air;
        hence, figuratively, shut out; dismissed. See under
        Door, also, Out-of-door, Outdoor, Outdoors, in the
        Vocabulary. "He 's quality, and the question's out of
        door," --Dryden.
  
     Out of favor, disliked; under displeasure.
  
     Out of frame, not in correct order or condition; irregular;
        disarranged. --Latimer.
  
     Out of hand, immediately; without delay or preparation;
        without hesitation or debate; as, to dismiss a suggestion
        out of hand. "Ananias . . . fell down and died out of
        hand." --Latimer.
  
     Out of harm's way, beyond the danger limit; in a safe
        place.
  
     Out of joint, not in proper connection or adjustment;
        unhinged; disordered. "The time is out of joint." --Shak.
  
     Out of mind, not in mind; forgotten; also, beyond the limit
        of memory; as, time out of mind.
  
     Out of one's head, beyond commanding one's mental powers;
        in a wandering state mentally; delirious. [Colloq.]
  
     Out of one's time, beyond one's period of minority or
        apprenticeship.
  
     Out of order, not in proper order; disarranged; in
        confusion.
  
     Out of place, not in the usual or proper place; hence, not
        proper or becoming.
  
     Out of pocket, in a condition of having expended or lost
        more money than one has received.
  
     Out of print, not in market, the edition printed being
        exhausted; -- said of books, pamphlets, etc.
  
     Out of the question, beyond the limits or range of
        consideration; impossible to be favorably considered.
  
     Out of reach, beyond one's reach; inaccessible.
  
     Out of season, not in a proper season or time; untimely;
        inopportune.
  
     Out of sorts, wanting certain things; unsatisfied; unwell;
        unhappy; cross. See under Sort, n.
  
     Out of temper, not in good temper; irritated; angry.
  
     Out of time, not in proper time; too soon, or too late.
  
     Out of time, not in harmony; discordant; hence, not in an
        agreeing temper; fretful.
  
     Out of twist, Out of winding, or Out of wind, not in
        warped condition; perfectly plain and smooth; -- said of
        surfaces.
  
     Out of use, not in use; unfashionable; obsolete.
  
     Out of the way.
        (a) On one side; hard to reach or find; secluded.
        (b) Improper; unusual; wrong.
  
     Out of the woods, not in a place, or state, of obscurity or
        doubt; free from difficulty or perils; safe. [Colloq.]
  
     Out to out, from one extreme limit to another, including
        the whole length, breadth, or thickness; -- applied to
        measurements.
  
     Out West, in or towards, the West; specifically, in some
        Western State or Territory. [U. S.]
  
     To come out, To cut out, To fall out, etc. See under
        Come, Cut, Fall, etc.
  
     To make out See to make out under make, v. t. and v.
        i..
  
     To put out of the way, to kill; to destroy.
  
     Week in, week out. See Day in, day out (above).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cut \Cut\ (k[u^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cut; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Cutting.] [OE. cutten, kitten, ketten; prob. of Celtic
     origin; cf. W. cwtau to shorten, curtail, dock, cwta
     bobtailed, cwt tail, skirt, Gael. cutaich to shorten,
     curtail, dock, cutach short, docked, cut a bobtail, piece,
     Ir. cut a short tail, cutach bobtailed. Cf. Coot.]
     1. To separate the parts of with, or as with, a sharp
        instrument; to make an incision in; to gash; to sever; to
        divide.
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              You must cut this flesh from off his breast. --Shak.
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              Before the whistling winds the vessels fly,
              With rapid swiftness cut the liquid way. --Pope.
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     2. To sever and cause to fall for the purpose of gathering;
        to hew; to mow or reap.
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              Thy servants can skill to cut timer.  --2. Chron.
                                                    ii. 8
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     3. To sever and remove by cutting; to cut off; to dock; as,
        to cut the hair; to cut the nails.
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     4. To castrate or geld; as, to cut a horse.
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     5. To form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing,
        etc.; to carve; to hew out.
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              Why should a man. whose blood is warm within,
              Sit like his grandsire cut in alabaster? --Shak.
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              Loopholes cut through thickest shade. --Milton.
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     6. To wound or hurt deeply the sensibilities of; to pierce;
        to lacerate; as, sarcasm cuts to the quick.
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              The man was cut to the heart.         --Addison.
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     7. To intersect; to cross; as, one line cuts another at right
        angles.
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     8. To refuse to recognize; to ignore; as, to cut a person in
        the street; to cut one's acquaintance. [Colloq.]
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     9. To absent one's self from; as, to cut an appointment, a
        recitation. etc. [Colloq.]
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              An English tradesman is always solicitous to cut the
              shop whenever he can do so with impunity. --Thomas
                                                    Hamilton.
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     10. (Cricket) To deflect (a bowled ball) to the off, with a
         chopping movement of the bat.
         [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     11. (Billiards, etc.) To drive (an object ball) to either
         side by hitting it fine on the other side with the cue
         ball or another object ball.
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     12. (Lawn Tennis, etc.) To strike (a ball) with the racket
         inclined or struck across the ball so as to put a certain
         spin on the ball.
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     13. (Croquet) To drive (a ball) to one side by hitting with
         another ball.
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     To cut a caper. See under Caper.
  
     To cut the cards, to divide a pack of cards into portions,
        in order to determine the deal or the trump, or to change
        the cards to be dealt.
  
     To cut both ways, to have effects both advantageous and
        disadvantageous.
  
     To cut corners, to deliberately do an incomplete or
        imperfect job in order to save time or money.
  
     To cut a dash or To cut a figure, to make a display of
        oneself; to give a conspicuous impression. [Colloq.]
  
     To cut down.
         (a) To sever and cause to fall; to fell; to prostrate.
             "Timber . . . cut down in the mountains of Cilicia."
             --Knolles.
         (b) To put down; to abash; to humble. [Obs] "So great is
             his natural eloquence, that he cuts down the finest
             orator." --Addison
         (c) To lessen; to retrench; to curtail; as, to cut down
             expenses.
         (d) (Naut.) To raze; as, to cut down a frigate into a
             sloop.
  
     To cut the knot or To cut the Gordian knot, to dispose of
        a difficulty summarily; to solve it by prompt, arbitrary
        action, rather than by skill or patience.
  
     To cut lots, to determine lots by cuttings cards; to draw
        lots.
  
     To cut off.
         (a) To sever; to separate.
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                   I would to God, . . .
                   The king had cut off my brother's. --Shak.
         (b) To put an untimely death; to put an end to; to
             destroy. "Iren[ae]us was likewise cut off by
             martyrdom." --Addison.
         (c) To interrupt; as, to cut off communication; to cut
             off (the flow of) steam from (the boiler to) a steam
             engine.
         (d) To intercept; as,, to cut off an enemy's retreat.
         (e) To end; to finish; as, to cut off further debate.
  
     To cut out.
         (a) To remove by cutting or carving; as, to cut out a
             piece from a board.
         (b) To shape or form by cutting; as, to cut out a
             garment. " A large forest cut out into walks."
             --Addison.
         (c) To scheme; to contrive; to prepare; as, to cut out
             work for another day. "Every man had cut out a place
             for himself." --Addison.
         (d) To step in and take the place of; to supplant; as, to
             cut out a rival. [Colloq.]
         (e) To debar. "I am cut out from anything but common
             acknowledgments." --Pope.
         (f) To seize and carry off (a vessel) from a harbor, or
             from under the guns of an enemy.
         (g) to separate from the midst of a number; as, to cut
             out a steer from a herd; to cut out a car from a
             train.
         (h) to discontinue; as, to cut out smoking.
  
     To cut to pieces.
         (a) To cut into pieces; as, to cut cloth to pieces.
         (b) To slaughter; as, to cut an army to pieces.
  
     To cut a play (Drama), to shorten it by leaving out
        passages, to adapt it for the stage.
  
     To cut rates (Railroads, etc.), to reduce the charges for
        transportation below the rates established between
        competing lines.
  
     To cut short, to arrest or check abruptly; to bring to a
        sudden termination. "Achilles cut him short, and thus
        replied." --Dryden.
  
     To cut stick, to make off clandestinely or precipitately.
        [Slang]
  
     To cut teeth, to put forth teeth; to have the teeth pierce
        through the gum and appear.
  
     To have cut one's eyeteeth, to be sharp and knowing.
        [Colloq.]
  
     To cut one's wisdom teeth, to come to years of discretion.
        
  
     To cut under, to undersell; as, to cut under a competitor
        in trade; more commonly referred to as undercut.
  
     To cut up.
         (a) To cut to pieces; as, to cut up an animal, or bushes.
         (b) To damage or destroy; to injure; to wound; as, to cut
             up a book or its author by severe criticism. "This
             doctrine cuts up all government by the roots."
             --Locke.
         (c) To afflict; to discourage; to demoralize; as, the
             death of his friend cut him up terribly. [Colloq.]
             --Thackeray.
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