cross (something) out

cross (something) out
Definition: to draw a line through a word to show that it is incorrect.

E.g.1: He thought for a moment and then crossed the word ‘clever’ out and wrote ‘brilliant’.
E.g.2: (On a form) Please cross out the inappropriate word:
Sex: male / female

This phrasal verb can be separated. (E.g.1)

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