cross out

phrasal verb
crossed out; crossing out; crosses out

Definition of cross out

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

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“Cross out.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cross%20out. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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