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cross off

1. To draw a line through someone's name on a list (possibly to denote their presence, absence, or their completion of something). A noun or pronoun can be used between "cross" and "off." I crossed off all the kids that were on-time today. Hey, cross me off—I already brought in my donation.
2. To mark something as completed, as on a list. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cross" and "off." I mowed the lawn today, so I can finally cross that off my to-do list. You'll finally be able to cross off hang gliding on your bucket list!
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cross someone or something off (of) something

 and cross someone or something off
to eliminate a name from a list or record. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) We will have to cross her off of our list. We crossed off Sarah. I crossed the sweater off the list of what I needed to buy.
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If any of the numbers appear on your game card for the game in play, cross them off.
If any of the names published appear on your gamecard for the game in play, cross them off.
It would be much better to cross them off the income support registers and allow them to be self-employed.
If any of them appear on your card for the game in play, cross them off.
This oversight alone is enough to cross them off as Super Bowl contenders.
If any of the numbers published appear on your card for the game in play, cross them off.
When they said they couldn't make the appointment, managers were able to cross them off the waiting list.
When you know who it is, cross them off on the grid.
If you have any of these numbers on Game 4 of your card, cross them off.
If you have any of these numbers on Game 3 of your card, cross them off.