cancel each other/one another out

Definition of cancel each other/one another out

  1. :  to be equal to each other in force or importance but opposite to each other and thus have no effect The two arguments cancel each other/one another out.

Word by Word Definitions

cancelplay
  1. :  to destroy the force, effectiveness, or validity of :  annul

    :  to bring to nothingness :  destroy

    :  to match in force or effect :  offset

  1. :  cancellation

    :  a deleted part or passage

    :  a leaf containing matter to be deleted

eachplay
  1. :  being one of two or more distinct individuals having a similar relation and often constituting an aggregate

  1. :  each one

  1. :  to or for each :  apiece

otherplay
  1. :  being the one (as of two or more) remaining or not included

    :  being the one or ones distinct from that or those first mentioned or implied

    :  second

  1. :  one that remains of two or more

    :  a thing opposite to or excluded by something else

    :  a different or additional one

  1. :  one of two that remains

    :  each preceding one

    :  a different or additional one

  1. :  otherwise

anotherplay
  1. :  different or distinct from the one first considered

    :  some other

    :  being one more in addition to one or more of the same kind

  1. :  an additional one of the same kind :  one more

    :  one that is different from the first or present one

    :  one of a group of unspecified or indefinite things

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball


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