Definition of out of commission in English:

out of commission

phrase

  • 1Not in service; not in working order.

    ‘my car is out of commission until a new clutch arrives’
    • ‘All of them looked up at the car and Officer Swan came back their way, ‘Well with your car out of commission I thought I'd get you a ride… and this is all they had left.’’
    • ‘Since my car was out of commission, I decided to take a walk, after all the ‘Old Barns’ wasn't very far from my house.’
    • ‘And until they were totally destroyed, and the lab out of commission, the cartel would continue to bring in the shipments in this manner.’
    • ‘How long do you think your car will be out of commission?’
    • ‘Repairs to Orkney's largest fishing vessel, Orcades Viking III, look likely to cost more than one million pounds with the boat being out of commission until May at the earliest.’
    • ‘The old steam frigate was taken out of commission in March after 34 years' service.’
    • ‘He asked hesitantly, knowing that my car was out of commission at the moment.’
    • ‘But an engine defect put the car out of commission at 14, 500 kilometers.’
    • ‘The pool was out of commission until the end of May while repairs were carried out.’
    • ‘There were no injuries, but the helicopter was put out of commission until replacement parts arrived.’
    not in service, unavailable for use, not in use, out of action, unserviceable
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    1. 1.1 (of a person) unable to work or function normally, especially through illness or injury.
      ‘I'm employing her; I have to know how long she's likely to be out of commission’
      • ‘And so, it puts them out of commission for that period of time.’
      • ‘He began competing at the national level, but was put out of commission for a while by a knee injury.’
      • ‘Her replacement, Joel Ruimy, was sailing along, keeping Arnold at bay until a heart attack took him out of commission several weeks ago.’
      • ‘No federal law governs health-club contracts, but you should be able to cancel if you move more than 25 miles from the club or an injury puts you out of commission.’
      • ‘After Jimmy and Mr. Devlin are nearly killed in a car bomb, Devlin is knocked out of commission, leaving Jimmy some big shoes to fill!’
      • ‘In the future, an athlete who puts her knee out of commission by tearing the anterior cruciate ligament will be able to obtain a bio-engineered replacement that will be as good, or even better, than the original tissue.’
      • ‘Mike Frank will only be out short term, but with Dara and John out of commission for the time being, the opportunity is there for others to make their mark.’
      • ‘I do not understand what I thought I was missing; it's not as if I had been rowing for years when my injury put me so out of commission.’
      • ‘A major injury puts you out of commission for a minimum of four weeks.’
      • ‘‘I had broken my wrist playing soccer and that pretty much put me out of commission,’ explains Bromley.’