cancel out of (something)(redirected from cancels out of)
cancel out of (something)
To cease one's involvement in something. I had to cancel out of the play when I realized that its rehearsals conflicted with softball practice.
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cancel someone out of somethingand cancel someone out
1. to eliminate someone from something (as from a list of names). We had to cancel them out. We canceled out all the people who did not show up.
2. Sl. to eliminate someone; to kill someone. The drug lord threatened to cancel out his former partner for testifying against him.
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