count out[ kount ]SEE DEFINITION OF count out
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COUNT OUT
He, Toodles, hoped he would bore them into a count out every minute.
Shall I count out one thousand and one hundred philips, O dalal.
Then we'll count out this money and you will have to return it.
He began to count out the bills, as if the matter had been agreed upon.
The broad jump is one of the events that we've got to count out, then, isn't it?
Winnie was drawing on the gloves she had taken off to count out her money in the room.
Then, count out fifty more—stay, a hundred: will that feed them?
You might almost, he reflected, count out those who were wounded and missing as well!
Merton must count out eggs and weigh butter that was brought in.
Without these two, the ‘slick’ artist can count out every time.
mid-14c., from Old French conter "add up," but also "tell a story," from Latin computare (see compute). Related: Counted; counting. Modern French differentiates compter "to count" and conter "to tell," but they are cognates.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COUNT OUT
- break up
- count out
- cut short
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- hang up
- hold up
- lay aside
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- lay on the table
- lay over
- put a stop to
- put an end to
- put off
- put on back burner
- put on hold
- put on ice
- put on the shelf
- rule out
- stave off