count out

Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of count out

1 :to not include (someone) in an activity
  • If you are looking for people to help you clean the house today, count me out.
2 :to decide that (someone or something) cannot win or succeed
  • Don't count out our team just yet. They could still win.
3 :to count (a certain number of items to be separated from a quantity one is holding)
  • He counted out ten tickets and handed them to her.

Word by Word Definitions

count play
  1. : to indicate or name by units or groups so as to find the total number of units involved : number

  2. : to name the numbers in order up to and including

  3. : to include in a tallying and reckoning

  1. : the action or process of counting

  2. : a total obtained by counting : tally

  3. : reckoning, account

  1. : a European nobleman whose rank corresponds to that of a British earl

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

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

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

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

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

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

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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