—v.ik-sûrpt', ek'sûrpt), [key]
a passage or quotation taken or selected from a book, document, film, or the like; extract.
to take or select (a passage) from a book, film, or the like; extract.
to take or select passages from (a book, film, or the like); abridge by choosing representative sections.
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