cross off

phrasal verb

crossed off; crossing off; crosses off
: to draw a line through (a name or item on a list)
They crossed off the names of the people who had already been invited.
We can cross her off our list of potential donors.

Examples of cross off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But there was still something Giants officials were eager to cross off the list this home stand. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, 23 Apr. 2024 The destinations will offer travelers the chance to cross off their bucket lists a whopping 73 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including natural and cultural wonders such as Australia’s Kakadu National Park, the Singapore Botanic Gardens, and the temples of Mumbai’s Elephanta Caves. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 Mar. 2024 With Lillard and other stars crossed off the list, will Miami even be interested in LaVine’s services? Evan Sidery, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Mariko pulls the always-present wooden cross off her neck and is ready to face eternal damnation for ending her own life. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 17 Apr. 2024 He’s already crossed off pitching, covering eighth inning in Sunday’s blowout loss to the Padres. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, 1 Apr. 2024 Potential identities were crossed off one by one, and the group cheered every time the team’s name came closer to being revealed. Shane Connuck, Charlotte Observer, 25 Mar. 2024 With so many health concerns vexing the new year, this one’s quick, easy, and cheap to cross off your worry list. Bill Laytner, Detroit Free Press, 6 Feb. 2024 The holiday season is in full swing but Recording Academy voting members still have one critical task to cross off their to-do lists. Thania Garcia, Variety, 15 Dec. 2023

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“Cross off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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