Meaning of “strike out (someone)” in the English Dictionary


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strike out (someone)

phrasal verb with strike us /strɑɪk/ verb past tense and past participle struck /strʌk/


(in baseball) to be called out (= lose your chance 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 relief pitcher struck out the first two batters he faced.

(Definition of “strike out (someone)” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)