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

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"strike (sb) out" in British English

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strike (sb) out

phrasal verb with strike uk /straɪk/ us /straɪk/ verb struck, struck

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 all three batters in the ninth inning and saved the game.

(Definition of “strike (sb) out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)