edit out

phrasal verb

edited out; editing out; edits out
: to remove (something, such as an unwanted word or scene) while preparing something to be seen, used, published, etc.
They edited out the scene.
Write freely. You can always edit things out later.

Examples of edit out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bluemel shows them in moments of contemplation or hesitation many directors would edit out, but which humanize his subjects, and tell a deeper, ultimately hopeful sort of tale. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 28 Aug. 2023 The musicians dressed like western gunslingers ready to face their end, and to counteract all the mythic imagery, the interviews are full of the kind of artifice other films edit out, including awkward exchanges between the band members and Scorsese, their stumbling inquisitor. Rob Tannenbaum, New York Times, 10 Aug. 2023 The original version had the Cristo Rei statue, located in Lisbon, Portugal, edited out. Asher Notheis, Washington Examiner, 7 Aug. 2023 He was famously fired from Netflix’s House of Cards and edited out of Ridley Scott’s All The Money in the World and has barely worked in the six years since. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 July 2023 The motives for editing out offensive language and scenes from certain works are understandable, says Paul Levinson, professor of communication and media studies at Fordham University in New York. Harry Bruinius, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 July 2023 The outlet also reported that Scott hadn’t signed off on the project, but that line appears to have been edited out of the story without explanation on July 11, a day after the report was published. Vulture, 25 July 2023 Following protests from Hindu groups, Warner Bros. edited out the lines from the soundtrack. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 23 July 2023 TikTokers are also using Canva’s Magic Edit, a free A.I. tool, to edit out their otherwise casual or unprofessional outfits and backgrounds. Paige Hagy, Fortune, 19 July 2023 See More

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“Edit out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edit%20out. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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