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Definition of excerpt verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

excerpt

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈeksɜːpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeksɜːrpt//
 
excerpt something (from something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they excerpt
BrE BrE//ˈeksɜːpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeksɜːrpt//
 
he / she / it excerpts
BrE BrE//ˈeksɜːpts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeksɜːrpts//
 
past simple excerpted
BrE BrE//ˈeksɜːptɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeksɜːrptɪd//
 
past participle excerpted
BrE BrE//ˈeksɜːptɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeksɜːrptɪd//
 
-ing form excerpting
BrE BrE//ˈeksɜːptɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeksɜːrptɪŋ//
 
 
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to take a short piece of writing, music, film, etc. from a longer whole The document was excerpted from an unidentified FBI file.

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