x out

x out
X x


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [eks out]
    • /ɛks aʊt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [eks out]
    • /ɛks aʊt/

Definitions of x out words

  • verb with object x out to cross out or mark with or as if with an x (often followed by out): to x out an error. 1
  • verb with object x out to indicate choice, as on a ballot or examination (often followed by in): to x in the candidate of your choice. 1
  • verb x out to cross out with letter X's, or with scribble, or with lines. 0

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Origin of x out

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
First recorded in 1840-50

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Parts of speech for X out


x out popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

x out usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for x out

verb x out

  • blacking — any preparation, esp one containing lampblack, for giving a black finish to shoes, metals, etc
  • blot out — If one thing blots out another thing, it is in front of the other thing and prevents it from being seen.
  • blue pencil — deletion, alteration, or censorship of the contents of a book or other work
  • ko — a knockout in boxing.
  • ko'd — a knockout in boxing.

Antonyms for x out

verb x out

  • loose — free or released from fastening or attachment: a loose end.

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