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English definition of “cross sb/sth off (sth)”

cross sb/sth off (sth)

phrasal verb with cross     /krɒs/ US  /krɑːs/ verb
to remove someone or something, such as a name, from a list by drawing a line through it: Did you cross her name off the guest list?Deleting writing
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