strike off

verb

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

transitive verb

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

Examples of strike off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After the earthquake struck off the coast of Taiwan’s Hualien County Wednesday morning, TSMC briefly evacuated some of its workers from its factory in Hsinchu, more than 100 miles from the epicenter. Frank Shyong, Los Angeles Times, 6 Apr. 2024 An estimated 92% of the world's most sophisticated chips are manufactured by one company: the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. The quake, with a magnitude of 7.4, struck off the east coast of the island on Wednesday. Bobby Allyn, NPR, 3 Apr. 2024 When the largest earthquake in Taiwan in half a century struck off its east coast, the buildings in the closest city, Hualien, swayed and rocked. Siyi Zhao Lam Yik Fei, New York Times, 4 Apr. 2024 By Wayne Chang and Helen Regan | CNN A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 struck off Taiwan’s eastern coast Wednesday, according to the US Geological Survey, prompting tsunami warnings for the island and southern Japan. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 3 Apr. 2024 The first came on New Year’s Day when a magnitude 4.1 struck off the coast about 10 miles southwest of San Pedro and 11 miles southeast of Rancho Palos Verdes. Rong-Gong Lin Ii, Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2024 To be struck off is essentially the same as being disbarred. Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 24 May 2010 Four months after Lucy Letby was found guilty of murdering seven infants in a British hospital, she has officially been struck off the nursing registry, according to multiple reports. Corin Cesaric, Peoplemag, 13 Dec. 2023 These tool types, which our distant ancestors began making at least 2.6 million years ago, were basic, including hammerstones for bludgeoning and sharp flakes that were struck off larger cores to provide a sharp cutting edge. Brian Handwerk, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1770, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of strike off was in 1770

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“Strike off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strike%20off. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

strike off

verb
: to produce in an effortless manner
strike off a poem for the occasion
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