counted out; counting out; counts out
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.
4 : to signal the knockout of (a boxer who is down) by completing an audible count of 10 seconds before the boxer rises
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