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Cancel out   /kˈænsəl aʊt/   Listen
Cancel out

Wipe out the effect of something.  Synonym: wipe out.  "The 'A' will cancel out the 'C' on your record"

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"Cancel out" Quotes from Famous Books

... of human character which are available for scientific purposes, and those which are not, Mr. Mallock instances a mob, which temporarily acts together for some given purpose: the individual differences of character then "cancel out," and only points of agreement are left. Proceeding to the sixth chapter, he applies himself to setting to rest the scruples of those who find something cynical in the idea that the desire for Inequality is compatible with a respectable form of human character. ...
— Confessions and Criticisms • Julian Hawthorne

... considers, "to mention Interplanetary raiders raises the idea of Menace in an Unfriendly Universe again, and this is what we want to cancel out. ...
— The Lost Kafoozalum • Pauline Ashwell

Words linked to "Cancel out" :   extinguish, wipe out, get rid of, eliminate, do away with

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