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90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.



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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycross out
he/she/itcrosses out
present participlecrossing out
past tensecrossed out
past participlecrossed out
  1. to draw an X or a line through writing because it is wrong or because you have decided to write something else

    Just cross out the old address.

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