strike off

verb
struck off; struck off also stricken off; striking off; strikes off

Definition of strike off

transitive verb

1 : to produce in an effortless manner strike off a poem
2 : to depict clearly and exactly

First Known Use of strike off

1770, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Strike off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strike%20off. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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