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take someone out

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take someone out

verb phrase

To kill; destroy; totally disable: They asked Col Beckwith what he intended to do with the Iranian guards. ''Take them out.'' The Brits were just seeking to reassure themselves that we were not planning to take out a country

[1939+; perhaps fr the football term take out, ''block an opponent decisively'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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