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Adjective

cut out

  1. (idiomatic) Well suited; appropriate; fit for a particular activity or purpose.
    I'm not really cut out for camping outdoors. I'm allergic to mosquito bites.

Usage notes

Very rarely found in a positive sense. Not cut out being by far the more common usage.

Verb

cut out

  1. To remove or shape by cutting.
    Cut out the letters and paste them on the poster.
  2. (idiomatic) To refrain from
    He had to cut out smoking in order to be prepared for the marathon
  3. (idiomatic) To stop a person or company from sharing something.
    If we cut out the middle-man, we will both have better profits.

Usage notes

In all senses the object can come before or after the particle. If the object is a pronoun, it MUST come before the particle.

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