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strike out

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of strike out

  1. to show (something written) to be no longer valid by drawing a cross over or a line through it <struck out all references to indecent matters> Synonyms blue-pencil, cancel, cross (out), dele, delete, edit (out), elide, kill, scratch (out), x (out), stroke (out)Related Words blot out, efface, eradicate, erase, expunge, obliterate, root (out), rub out, wipe out; bleep, blip, clip, cut, excise, remove; bowdlerize, censor, clean (up), expurgate, launder, redact, red-pencil; abbreviate, crop, shorten; black out, repress, silence, suppressNear Antonyms stet




strike out

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of strike out

  1. to be unsuccessful <their joint venture in Las Vegas struck out, and they hurriedly dissolved the partnership> Synonyms bomb, collapse, crater, flame out, flop, flunk, fold, founder, miss, fail, tank, wash outRelated Words flounder, struggle; decline, sink, skid, slip, slump, wane; crash, crumble, miscarry, misfire; go under; implode, self-destructNear Antonyms cook, flourish, prosper, thrive; prevail, triumph, winAntonyms click, come off, deliver, go, go over, pan out, succeed, work out




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