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phrasal verb [transitive] informal
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present tense
I/you/we/theydo out of
he/she/itdoes out of
present participledoing out of
past tensedid out of
past participledone out of
  1. do someone out of something to stop someone from getting or having something that they should have, especially in a way that is unfair or dishonest
    That guy at the garage did me out of £50 last night.
    We’ve got a letter from a war widow who claims she’s been done out of her pension.
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