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To remove something from a list

cross off

to draw a line through something on a list to show that you have dealt with it

strike off

to remove something from a list or record

check off

to tick off something

scratch out

to remove a word from a sentence or something from a list by drawing a line through it

tick off

to put the symbol ✓ next to something on a list to show that you have dealt with it

scratch

verb

to remove something, for example a word from a sentence or something from a list

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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