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English definition of “strike (sb) out”

strike (sb) out

verb uk phrasal verb with strike   /straɪk/ (struck, struck) us  
to fail three times to hit the ball successfully in baseball and therefore to lose one of your team's chances to score, or to cause someone to do this: The pitcher struck out both batters in the ninth inning and saved the game.
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