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Let's say if I write 2 + 2 = 5 with a pen, and realize that was wrong. What's the act of drawing "squiggles"/lines over the answer called?

  • But to be clear, squiggles aren't lines. You should be more specific. – user3169 Jul 8 '18 at 18:50
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When you draw over something in that sense, you cross out (or are crossing out) a mistake:

[Merriam-Webster]

: to draw a line through (something) to show that it is wrong · cross out a mistake · He had crossed his name out.

It doesn't need to be a squiggle; it can be anything that shows you are covering up the mistake.

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If you want to distinguish between neat "crossing out" and the messy appearance from drawing lots of "squiggles" you can say "scribble out"

{teacher} If you make a mistake just take your ruler and draw a line through it. Don't scribble out your mistakes, because that makes your book look messy.

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