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strike out

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

(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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