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English definition of “strike out (someone)”

strike out (someone)

verb phrasal verb with strike  /strɑɪk/ (past tense and past participle struck  /strʌk/) us  

(BASEBALL)

(in baseball) to be called out (= lose your chance to hit) because you have failed or did not try to hit the ball three times: After Buhner struck out, Sorrento singled. If you strike someone out, you pitch (= throw) the ball in a way that the person cannot hit it three times: The relief pitcher struck out the first two batters he faced.
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