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Written and pronounced just like the letter, “X” is a transitive verb in Internet vocabulary that means “to close” or “to exit,” and it is usually followed by the preposition “out.” Here are two examples of the conjugated verb in context: “I’m X-ing (ex-ing) out of a browser window,” or “Just X’d out!” Keep in mind that even though there is no standard grammar or spelling in Internet language, “X” is said often enough that there are common expectations around its use. In the context of TextChat, web visitors can X out of a live chat at any time by clicking on the X button on the top right corner of the chat window to exit the conversation.