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[n. ek-surpt; v. ik-surpt, ek-surpt] [n. ˈɛksɜrpt; v. ɪkˈsɜrpt, ˈɛksɜrpt]
noun
  • a passage or segment taken from a longer work, such as a literary or musical composition, a document, or a film
  • verb
  • to select or use material from (a longer work)
  • "I noticed some coyotes were starting to lick at his unprotected soles (earlier in the evening, he had tried to teach them the multiplication tables, and had even tried to read them an excerpt from Eugene Onegin, but the coyotes had apparently only feigned interest to gain their own ends)."