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strike out

To strongly criticize or make a verbal attack, particularly as a response to previous criticism or provocation.
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... 1937, before the Maryland Farm Bureau Federation, he struck out at his critics. He said: When the Federal Government first undertook to help farmers get ...

Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'strike out':

strike outTo 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.
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.
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