Definition of cut out in English:

cut out

1(Of a motor or engine) suddenly stop operating: both the lifeboat’s engines cut out at times as they hit the seabed
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  • Dilger said that he could remember little of the accident, only that his engine had cut out and that the brakes had failed.
  • Most probably because of electrical problems, the engine then started cutting out.
  • Now, what happens when the engine cuts out at altitude?
stop working, cease to function, stop, fail, give out; break down, malfunction
informal die, give up the ghost, conk out, go on the blink, go kaput
British informal pack up
2North American informal (Of a person) leave quickly, especially so as to avoid a boring or awkward situation: she was working her way toward the door and when no one was watching, she cut out
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  • Bush is cutting out of the summit early, and he's made clear that he expects us all to get along under an American vision of how we should go forward.
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