strike out
verb Date: 1707 intransitive verb 1. to enter upon a course of action 2. to set out vigorously 3. to make an out in baseball by a strikeout 4. to finish bowling a string with consecutive strikes; specifically to bowl three strikes in the last frame 5. fail 2c transitive verb of a baseball pitcher to retire (as a batter) by a strikeout

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