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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theycount out
he/she/itcounts out
present participlecounting out
past tensecounted out
past participlecounted out
  1. 1
    to count things one by one

    She counted out £100 in £5 notes.

  2. 2
    count someone out to not include someone in a plan or activity

    If you’re going to watch the football, you can count me out.

  3. 3
    count someone out in boxing, to count up to ten, and then say that someone has lost a fight
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