cross out

phrasal verb

crossed out; crossing out; crosses out
: to draw a line through (something) to show that it is wrong
cross out a mistake
He had crossed his name out.

Examples of cross out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The foreclosure auction for an address that is associated with Spacey’s Baltimore residence was crossed out on the Alex Cooper Auctioneers website. Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, Baltimore Sun, 13 June 2024 Of particular interest is where Milton crossed out a particularly racy passage about the mother of William the Conqueror, Arlete (Herleva), mistress of Duke Robert I of Normandy. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 15 May 2024 For months, the ban had stood as a red line the Biden administration would not cross out of concern about increasing tensions with a nuclear-armed nation. Aric Toler, New York Times, 4 June 2024 Mahmoud Thabet, a Palestinian Red Crescent paramedic who was on the team that brought the bodies to the hospital, told The Associated Press the workers were in a three-car convoy that was crossing out of northern Gaza when an Israeli missile hit. Wafaa Shurafa, Samy Magdy, and Tia Goldenberg, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 Apr. 2024 Written on the two-piano score in red ink are Holst’s instructions for orchestration; elsewhere, there are large sections crossed out, and notes in margins about whose handwriting is whose, and where that changes. Hugh Morris, New York Times, 29 Mar. 2024 Schlosberg is planning to cross out every name on the ballot. Kim Hjelmgaard and Anna Nemtsova, USA TODAY, 15 Mar. 2024 There are tools to make highlights and annotations, and to cross out multiple-choice responses students think are wrong. Dana Goldstein, New York Times, 8 Mar. 2024 Said confession happens later in the book, and—if his pen strokes crossing out this section of the script are an indicator—Herbert was not a fan of the change. Max Evry, WIRED, 10 Jan. 2024

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“Cross out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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