X out

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X out

To draw an ex (X) or series of exes over some written word or name so as to designate its removal or need to be disregarded. A noun or pronoun can be used between "X" and "out." A: "Why is Amy's name Xed out?" B: "Because she's not coming on the field trip anymore." Just X out all of the words that you feel need to be deleted in the next draft.
See also: out

X'd out

1. Of an image or piece of text, having an X or series of Xs drawn over it. Hyphenated if used before a noun. The X'd-out sections of the map represent areas where we have already completed our search. The teacher caught the student drawing a picture of the principal with his eyes X'd out.
2. Removed or eliminated from something. That single mistake in my application got me X'd out from the competition. The passage ended up X'd out of the movie due to censorship laws.
3. slang Killed. You oughta know better than to mouth off to a gangster like him. You're gonna end up getting X'd out one of these days!
See also: out

X'ed out

1. Of an image or piece of text, having an X or series of Xs drawn over it. Hyphenated if used before a noun. The X'ed-out sections of the map represent areas where we have already completed our search. The teacher caught the student drawing a picture of the principal with his eyes X'ed out.
2. Removed or eliminated from something. That single mistake in my application got me X'ed out from the competition. The passage ended up X'ed out of the movie due to censorship laws.
3. slang Killed. You oughta know better than to mouth off to a gangster like him. You're gonna end up getting X'ed out one of these days!
See also: out

X someone or something out

to mark out something printed or in writing, with Xs. Sally X'd the incorrect information out. Sally X'd out the incorrect information. You should X Tom out. He's not coming. Please X out this line of print.
See also: out

X'd out

 
1. eliminated; crossed-out. But the Babbits are X'd out. Put the X'd out Babbits back where they were.
2. . Sl. killed. (Underworld.) Mr. Big wanted Wilbur X'd out. He wanted Sam to see that all these punks were X'd out.
See also: out

x out

v.
1. To make X-shaped marks on something to indicate that it should be deleted, canceled, or ignored: The editor will x out any offensive lines in your letter before publishing it. I wrote my number on the sheet and then, thinking again, I x'ed it out.
2. To remove someone or something from a list or record: Many details of the Spanish civil war have been x'ed out of the history books to make room for more recent events. My name should be on the admissions list unless they have decided to x me out.
See also: out