zero out

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of zero out

US
1 :to reduce the amount of (something) to zero
  • Be sure to zero out the account before you switch banks.
2 :to remove (something) completely
  • This program will be zeroed out in the budget for next year.
  • New legislation will zero out further funding for the project.

Word by Word Definitions

zero play
  1. : the arithmetical symbol 0 or 0̸ denoting the absence of all magnitude or quantity

  2. : additive identity

  3. : a value of an independent variable that makes a function equal to zero

  1. : of, relating to, or being a zero

  2. : having no magnitude or quantity : not any

  3. : having no phonetic manifestation

  1. : to determine or adjust the zero of

  2. : to concentrate firepower on the exact range of

  3. : to bring to bear on the exact range of a target

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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