put/keep one out of action

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Definition of put/keep one out of action

: to cause one to be unable to perform a usual job or function His broken leg will put/keep him out of action for at least a month.

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“Put/keep one out of action.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%2Fkeep%20one%20out%20of%20action. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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