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mark someone or something off

 and mark someone or something out
to cross off the name of someone or something. They were late, so I marked them off. I marked off the late people. Could you mark that title out? It has been discontinued.
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mark off

v.
1. To indicate the boundary of some region: The rows of trees on either side of the property mark off our part of it. The lime marks the playing field off.
2. To make a mark or sign by the name of someone or something on some list, especially to indicate completion of a task or an intention to do a task: As I delivered each package, I marked off the name of the addressee to make sure I hadn't forgotten anyone. Well, that task is finished, so let's mark it off the list.
3. To lower someone's score or grade by some amount due to some error: My professor marked me off a grade for being late. The teacher marks off five points for each spelling error. The judges marked the dancers off for dancing over the time limit.
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To win a Dig For Treasure Cash prize, you must mark off every square in a prize picture panel on your gamecard, using the co-ordinates published in the Daily/Sunday Mirror for the week in play.
You must only mark off published co-ordinates or your card will be declared void.
This year's setup at Tierra Bonita Park will be the same as at Lancaster, using softball and soccer fields for the hunt, with ropes to mark off the hunting grounds.
Tired of the constant crowd around his locker, Garnett used athletic tape to mark off an area on the floor in front of his stall in the shape of an upside-down U.
You must only mark off publish or yo published co-ordinates or your card will be declared void.
You must only mark off co-ordinates which appear in the Daily Record and Sunday Mail for the week in play.
If you can mark off all of the numbers on any one of the six prize grids during the game, you win the prize above that grid.
Using the published co-ordinates below, simply mark off the corresponding squares on your grid.
If you are able to mark off all of the numbers on any one of the six prize grids during the game, you win the prize above that grid.
Using these co-ordinates, simply mark off the corresponding squares on your grid.
Mark off the numbers below on your gamecard and you could win a share of pounds 50,000.
If you can mark off all three numbers on any one of the six prize grids during the game, you win the prize above that grid.