strike out

verb

Definition of strike out

  • intransitive verb
    1. 1 :  to enter upon a course of action

    2. 2 :  to set out vigorously

    3. 3 :  to make an out in baseball by a strikeout

    4. 4 :  to finish bowling a string with consecutive strikes; specifically :  to bowl three strikes in the last frame

    5. 5 :  fail 2c

    6. transitive verb
    7. of a baseball pitcher :  to retire (as a batter) by a strikeout

    Examples of strike out in a sentence

    1. <their joint venture in Las Vegas struck out, and they hurriedly dissolved the partnership>

    2. <struck out all references to indecent matters>

    1707

    First Known Use of strike out

    1707



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