English Lesson: Phrasal Verb – Cut Out

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This week, let’s have a look at some phrasal verbs. A phrasal verb is a verb plus a preposition which is used as an idiom. In everyday conversational English, we prefer using phrasal verbs. Today we will look at “cut out”

Phrasal Verb: Cut out

Definition: To stop doing something

UseA person can cut out a food, drink, or doing something

Structurecut out [something] or cut [something] out


  • Lucy cut fried foods out of her diet.
  • The doctor told me to exercise and cut out snacks.
  • It would be difficult for her to cut out drinking wine.

Practice: Have you cut out anything from your diet? What would be difficult to cut out?