Rate this phrase:(0.00 / 0 votes)

strike out

To lash out; to strike or hit at someone or something, particularly something in arm's length of the striker and at or near the level of the striker's head.

The gallant old skipper had struck out with his fist and the blow took effect; "spread the chap's nose all ower his fyesce" as he afterwards said ...

Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'strike out':

strike outTo strongly criticize or make a verbal attack, particularly as a response to previous criticism or provocation.
strike outTo draw a line through some text such as a printed or written sentence, with the purpose of deleting that text from the rest of the document.
strike outto treat something as settled
strike outOf a batter, to be retired after three strikes; of a pitcher, to cause this to happen to the batter.
strike outTo fail; to be refused a request or to have a proposal not be accepted, in particular a request for a date.
strike outTo begin to make one's way.
See them all »


Find a translation for the strike out phrase in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Nearby phrases

Some more phrases from our dictionary similar to strike out

How to pronounce this phrase?

Discuss this strike out phrase with the community:



    Use the citation below to add this strike out definition to your bibliography:


    "strike out." Phrases.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 4 Feb. 2023. <https://www.phrases.com/phrase/strike-out_19123>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest human-edited phrases collection on the web!


    Are you a phrases master?

    There's no place like ________ .
    • A. home
    • B. the office
    • C. bed
    • D. work

    Browse Phrases.com