Meaning of “strike out” in the English Dictionary

"strike out" in American English

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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)

"strike out" in Business English

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strike out

phrasal verb with strike uk /straɪk/ us 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)