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strike out

phrasal verb with strike
 
 
/straɪk/ verb ( past tense and past participle struck)
START MOVING to start moving towards somewhere in a determined way: She struck out for the opposite bank.Departing
FAIL US informal to fail at something: I really struck out with her - she wouldn't even let me kiss her goodbye.Failing and doing badly
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