cancel out

phrasal verb
canceled out or cancelled out; canceling out or cancelling out; cancels out

Definition of cancel out

: to reduce the effect of (something) : to be equal to (something) in force or importance but have an opposite effect The costs cancel out the benefits.

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“Cancel out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cancel%20out. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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