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mark off (1)

Meaning: If you mark off items on a list, you mark each one after you've dealt with it.

Synonym: check off (American), tick off (British)

For example:

  • mark off sth Check the guest list and mark off each person's name when they arrive.

  • mark sth off Bingo players each have a card with numbers on it and if one of their numbers is called out, they mark it off.

Quick Quiz:

When I go shopping I take my shopping list, and when I've got something I need, I mark it off
  1. the shop
  2. the shelf
  3. the list

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