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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