an out made by a batter to whom three strikes have been charged, or as recorded by the pitcher who accomplishes this.
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How to use strikeout in a sentence
“I was writing for other people and really wanted to strike out on my own,” he says.
After he died, because there was nothing, I had to strike out again.
The Ice Bucket Challenge to strike out ALS has dominated Facebook pages and Twitter feeds of young and old for most of August.
And she memorably threatens her boys with a tire iron when they aim to strike out on their own.
The Silver Star By Jeannette Walls Two girls strike out on their own across the country after their mother abandons them.
We'll visit this third party and if we strike out we'd better leave town for a few days to avoid a lot of aggravation.
Two hundred cannon strike out fierce defiance,—forty thousand muskets and rifles flame!The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
Colonel Barré moved an amendment to strike out from the resolution the words "in all cases whatsoever."The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2 | Egerton Ryerson
The two little ones, who had never left his side, were ready immediately to strike out once more.Maezli | Johanna Spyri
"If I had a few dollars I might strike out for myself," he reasoned.From Farm to Fortune | Horatio Alger Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for strike out
(tr) to remove or erase
(intr) to start out or begin: to strike out on one's own
baseball to put out or be put out on strikes
(intr) US and Canadian informal to fail utterly
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Other Idioms and Phrases with strikeout
Cancel or erase, as in Strike out that last sentence, please. [Early 1500s]
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