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Noun: strikeout  'strIk,awt
  1. (baseball) an out resulting from the batter getting three strikes
Verb: strike out  strIk awt
  1. Remove from a list
    - cross off, cross out, strike off, mark
  2. (baseball) put out or be put out by a strikeout
    "Oral struck out three batters to close the inning"
  3. Be unsuccessful in an endeavour
    "The candidate struck out with his health care plan"
  4. Make a motion as with one's fist or foot towards an object or away from one's body
  5. (baseball) cause to get out
    "The pitcher struck out three batters";
    - retire
  6. Set out on a course of action
    "He struck out on his own"

Derived forms: strikeouts, striking out, struck out, strikes out

Type of: begin, commence, fail, fish out [informal], get, get down, go wrong, miscarry, move, neglect, out, set about, set out, start, start out, take away, take out

Encyclopedia: Strikeout

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