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Definition of strike out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

strike out

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs
  1. 1to start being independent I knew it was time I struck out on my own.
  2. 2(North American English, informal) to fail or be unsuccessful The movie struck out and didn't win a single Oscar.

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    strike out at somebody

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    strike out at something

     
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  1. 1to aim a sudden violent blow at somebody/something He lost his temper and struck out wildly.
  2. 2to criticize somebody/something, especially in a public speech or in a book or newspaper In a recent article she strikes out at her critics.

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strike somebodyout

 
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(in baseball) to fail to hit the ball three times and therefore not be allowed to continue hitting; to make somebody do this related noun strikeout

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strike through something

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strike something out

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strike something through

 
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to remove something by drawing a line through it synonym cross somethingout/through The editor struck out the whole paragraph.

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strike out for something

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strike out towards something

 
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to move in a determined way (towards something) He struck out (= started swimming) towards the shore.
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