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strike out (someone)

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

(in ​baseball) to be called out (= ​loseyourchance to ​hit) because you have ​failed or did not ​try to ​hit the ​ball three ​times: After Buhner struck out, Sorrento ​singled. If you strike someone out, you ​pitch (= ​throw) the ​ball in a way that the ​person cannot ​hit it three ​times: The ​reliefpitcher struck out the first two ​batters he ​faced.
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