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English definition of “strike out”

strike out

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

(FAIL)

to try without success; fail: "How did you do at the auction?" "We really struck out – there wasn’t anything worth getting."
(Definition of strike out phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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