cut out

cut out
cut out (1)  {v.},  {slang}
1. To stop; quit.
All right, now — let's cut out the talking.
He was teasing the dog and Joe told him to cut it out.
Compare: BREAK UP (3).
2. To displace in favor.
Tony cut Ed out with Mary.
John cut out two or three other men in trying for a better job.
Categories: {slang} {v.}