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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.
To remove something from a piece of text, music, video, etc., during an editing process, as before publication or broadcast. A noun or pronoun can be used between "edit" and "out." The network decided to edit out all the swear words when they played the movie on their channel. I went on a five-minute rant about the government while filming my latest video, but I decided it was better to edit the whole thing out. You should edit this paragraph out of your essay because it doesn't make much sense.
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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.
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