cut out (1)

[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.