edit out


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edit (something) out of (something)

To remove something unwanted or unnecessary from something, often a text or film/video, while editing it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "edit" and "out." You should edit this paragraph out of your essay because it doesn’t make much sense. Don't worry, we'll edit that line out of the final version.
See also: edit, of, out

edit out

v.
To delete something during the course of editing: To shorten the film, they decided to edit out one musical number from each scene. The censor insisted that the author edit the controversial paragraph out.
See also: edit, out