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English definition of “strike out”

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
(Definition of strike out from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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