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English verb: strike out

1. strike out (communication) remove from a list

SamplesCross the name of the dead person off the list.

Synonymscross off, cross out, mark, strike off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)take away, take out

2. strike out (contact) put out or be put out by a strikeout

SamplesOral struck out three batters to close the inning.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)fail, neglect

Narrower (hyponym)fan, whiff

Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

3. strike out (social) be unsuccessful in an endeavor

SamplesThe candidate struck out with his health care plan.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)fail, go wrong, miscarry

4. strike out (motion) make a motion as with one's fist or foot towards an object or away from one's body

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)move

Narrower (hyponym)kick

5. strike out (competition) cause to get out

SamplesThe pitcher retired three batters.
The runner was put out at third base.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Causeease up, give, give way, move over, yield

Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

6. strike out (change) set out on a course of action

SamplesHe struck out on his own.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)begin, commence, get, get down, set about, set out, start, start out

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