(third-person singular simple present counts out, present participle counting out, simple past and past participle counted out)
- (of a person) To exclude; to dismiss from participation or eligibility.
- I may not be as young as I used to be, but I can still handle this job. Don't count me out.
- To enumerate items while organizing or transferring them.
- The bank teller counted out five twenty-dollar bills and gave them to me.
- (boxing, wrestling) To determine that a competitor has lost a match, by a referee's enumeration aloud of the increments of time for which the competitor has been incapacitated.
- The champ was knocked unconscious and counted out in the third round.
- To declare adjourned, as a sitting of the House, when it is ascertained that a quorum is not present.
- To prevent the accession of (a legitimately elected person) to office, by a fraudulent return or count of the votes.