- 1to start being independent I knew it was time I struck out on my own.
- 2(North American English, informal) to fail or be unsuccessful The movie struck out and didn't win a single Oscar.
- 1to aim a sudden violent blow at somebody/something He lost his temper and struck out wildly.
- 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.
(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
to remove something by drawing a line through it synonym cross somethingout/through The editor struck out the whole paragraph.