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mark (someone or something) off

1. To put a mark of some kind by a name or thing on a list as an indication of something (e.g., completion of a task, attendance of something, etc.). Please mark off each item on the list if you see it in the warehouse. I'll mark you off when I am satisfied you've done the assignment as I requested.
2. To lower the score or grade of someone or something. The professor marked me off because I didn't show all of my work. While we really like the internal specs of the phone, we have to mark it off because of the cheap-feeling plastic they used in its body.
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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

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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A big improver on the flat last summer, when completing a hat-trick which culminated in victory off a mark off 77 in the Irish Cesarewitch in Navan, the five-year-old Fast Company gelding took advantage of a lenient hurdle mark to win twice in May.
Natalie Higgins tied it in the 75:00 mark off a Farris assist to set the stage for Farris' game-winner.
Using the published co-ordinates, simply mark off the corresponding squares on your grid.
If you are able to mark off all three numbers on any one of the six prize grids during the game, you win the prize above that grid.
The four-year-old looked extremely impressive when destroying the field off a mark off 99 in a Newbury handicap and then stepped up to 7f to win the Group 3 John of Gaunt Stakes with ease.
The course takes the fleet to the north passing a mark off Barbuda, the islands of Nevis, Saba and St Barths, to circle St Martin before heading down to Guadeloupe as the most southerly point, then back up to a mark off Barbuda before returning to finish in Antigua, a total of 605 nautical miles.
Despite an increase of 5lb, Cassia Heights is still below the mark off which he won at Aintree last year.
The walls and the floors were painted in Superflex's signature colors-orange, white, black-to mark off each project, while the titles and explanatory texts appeared on the walls like the bold slogans of billboards.
DARREN Morris, of Grangetown, boated a specimen pouting of 3lb 2oz when he fished a mark off Stout Point from Paul Crossman's charter boat Ben Joma.
Tie a rope to the base of the pole and mark off 3 feet on the rope for each color of the target - white, black, blue, red, yellow.
The game was scoreless until Jaime Miralles scored at the 80:44 mark off a Jordan Jones assist.
Players can win an instant [euro]500,000 with Daily Million Plus if lucky enough to mark off 6 numbers.
Although his last Flat outing in October 2007 was off a mark off 75, Bowen was able to buy him for just 3,500gns at the Newmarket July sales this year.