do out of

phrasal verb

did out of; done out of; doing out of; does out of
informal
: to unfairly prevent (someone) from getting or having (something)
I've been done out of what was rightfully mine!
They did him out of his inheritance.

Examples of do out of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These decisions, done out of self-interest or desperation, are true to his name: Luo Jí sounds very close to the Chinese term for logic. Nan Z. Da, Vulture, 3 Apr. 2024 The European Union’s treaty forbids member states to use the bloc’s funds for arms purchases — such spending must be done out of national budgets. Liz Alderman, New York Times, 20 May 2024 California For Subscribers California housing crisis so bad once-modest towns have become ‘million-dollar cities’ April 15, 2024 City officials also said the decision to restrict parking was done out of fire safety concerns, not to keep the RVs from resettling along the road. Salvador Hernandez, Los Angeles Times, 16 Apr. 2024 Image Max DeShon, right, helping to drag two does out of Garrett’s pickup. Katie Currid Mark Josephson, New York Times, 19 Mar. 2024 Researchers believe this behavior is likely done out of compassion and empathy. Allison Futterman, Discover Magazine, 17 Jan. 2024 Responding to criticisms on Twitter, Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram and Threads, said the decision to block certain terms was done out of an abundance of caution, following the spread of misinformation during the heart of the pandemic. Chris Morris, Fortune, 12 Sep. 2023 Pain Hustlers is a sharp and revealing look at what some people do out of desperation and others do out of greed. Michaela Zee, Variety, 30 Aug. 2023 Your mother keeping her cancer from you was a kindness and clearly done out of love. Sahaj Kaur Kohli, Washington Post, 22 June 2023

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“Do out of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/do%20out%20of. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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