Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “cross sth out”

cross sth out

phrasal verb with cross     /krɒs/ US  /krɑːs/ verb
to draw a line through something you have written, usually because it is wrong : If you think it's wrong , cross it out and write it again.Deleting writing
(Definition of cross sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of cross sth out

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Deleting writing, but you might be interested in these topics from the Reading & writing topic area:

Translations of “cross sth out”

Word of the Day

scramble

to mix eggs with a little milk and mix again as they are being fried

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More