count out

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count out (third-person singular simple present counts out, present participle counting out, simple past and past participle counted out)

  1. (transitive, of a person) To exclude; to dismiss from participation or eligibility.
    I may not be as young as I used to be, but I can still handle this job. Don't count me out.
  2. (transitive) To enumerate items while organizing or transferring them.
    The bank teller counted out five twenty-dollar bills and gave them to me.
  3. (transitive, boxing, wrestling) To determine that a competitor has lost a match, by a referee's enumeration aloud of the increments of time for which the competitor has been incapacitated.
    The champ was knocked unconscious and counted out in the third round.
  4. (transitive) To declare adjourned, as a sitting of the House, when it is ascertained that a quorum is not present.
  5. (transitive) To prevent the accession of (a legitimately elected person) to office, by a fraudulent return or count of the votes.