cross off

Meaning: to remove a name or an item from a list by drawing a line through it

For example:

  • cross off sth Cross off all the people you've already contacted.

  • cross sth off Cross each item off once you've got it, OK?

  • cross sth off sth Could you cross Brett's name off the guest list, please? I'd don't want him to come.

Quick Quiz:

If you're going to cross things off a list, you'll need

a. a paper

b. a cross

c. a pen

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