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strike out

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

to begin a new and independent activity: I needed to strike out on my own. Next year I’m hoping to strike out and find a job where I could make some money.

strike out

phrasal verb with strike  us   /strɑɪk/ verb (past tense and past participle struck  /strʌk/ )
  • (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 from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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strike out

phrasal verb with strike uk   us   /straɪk/ verb (struck, struck)
[I] to begin a new career or activity, usually on your own: He left the corporate banking world with the aim of striking out and setting up his own business.strike out on your own She finally struck out on her own, setting up a news blog with a friend.
(Definition of strike out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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