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strike out

verb uk phrasal verb with strike   /straɪk/ (struck, struck) us  

(START)

to start doing something new, independently of other people: After working for her father for ten years, she felt it was time to strike out on her own.

(FAIL)

US informal to be unsuccessful: I really struck out with her - she wouldn't even kiss me good night.
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