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Phrasal Verbs

cross out

This page is about the phrasal verb cross out

Meaning

If you cross something out, you draw a line through it with a pen or a pencil, usually because it's wrong or is no longer necessary.

For example

  • cross sth out If you make a mistake, cross it out and write down what you think is correct instead.

  • cross out sth When guests arrive, cross out their names on the guest list so that we know they're here.

Quick Quiz

When doing an exam, students usually cross out something they've written if it's

a. incorrect

b. incomplete

c. important

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