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 "ex" and "out." A: "Why is Amy's name exed out?" B: "Because she's not coming on the field trip anymore." Just ex out all of the words that you feel need to be deleted in the next draft.
slang Hyphenated if used before a noun.
1. Of an image or piece of text, having an ex (X) or series of exes drawn over it. Hyphenated if used before a noun. The exed-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 exed out.
2. Removed or eliminated from something. That single mistake in my application got me exed out from the competition. The passage ended up exed out of the movie due to censorship laws.
3. Killed. You oughta know better than to mouth off to a gangster like him. You're gonna end up getting exed out one of these days!
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