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 One staffer also alleged Fallon appeared drunk at work during a rehearsal and couldn’t recall crossing out a joke in his notes. Brian Steinberg Variety Entertainment News Service, al, 8 Sep. 2023 Succession showrunner and creator Jesse Armstrong confirming if Logan had crossed out or underlined Kendall. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 3 Sep. 2023 Products that are sold out or no longer discounted as of publishing will be crossed out. Brenda Stolyar, WIRED, 12 July 2023 The other will, written in 2014, also has Owens as an executor but crosses out White’s name, replacing him with Franklin’s son Kecalf Franklin. Jonah Valdez, Los Angeles Times, 7 July 2023 The Coast Guard boat crossed out of Greek waters in the Aegean, and the refugees were put on a motorless dinghy and set adrift. Nicolas Niarchos, The New Yorker, 26 June 2023 On bills that spend public funds, Evers is allowed to use a partial veto, crossing out only certain parts of it. Rory Linnane, Journal Sentinel, 5 May 2023 Not that there ever was, except for an undated addendum in which Kendall’s name was crossed out. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 5 May 2023 And Kendall wants to prove that his name must have been underlined on Logan’s infamous piece of paper, rather than crossed out. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 24 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Cross out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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