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English definition of “strike out”

strike out

(FAIL) US informal phrasal verb with strike     /straɪk/ verb (struck, struck)
to be unsuccessful: I really struck out with her - she wouldn't even kiss me good night.Failing and doing badly
(Definition of strike out (FAIL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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