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English definition of “strike out”

strike out

(BEGIN) phrasal verb with strike    /strɑɪk/ verb (past tense and past participle struck  /strʌk/)
to begin a new and independent activity : I needed to strike out on my own. Next year I’m hoping to strike out and find a job where I could make some money .
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