To strike off

To erase from an account; to deduct; as, to strike off the interest of a debt
(Print.) To impress; to print; as, to strike off a thousand copies of a book
To separate by a blow or any sudden action; as, to strike off what is superfluous or corrupt.

See also: Strike, Strike, Strike

References in classic literature ?
Once the flames crept forward so swiftly on my right as I ran that I was outflanked and had to strike off to the left.
A proposal to strike off one of the companies that make up Coventry City FC has been discontinued.
However the action to strike off Regal Pawn was suspended in May after an objection was received - although there is no information available to show who the objection came from.
MANILA -- Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago questioned on Friday a plan by her colleagues to strike off from the chamber's record her and Senator Juan Ponce-Enrile's speeches that prompted an exchange of insults and personal attacks.
If, after the Enrile personal attack against me, certain senators had moved to strike off the record, I would not have delivered my own response.
Santiago was reacting to Senator Sergio Osmena III's plan next week to move to strike off from the record her and Enrile's privilege speeches, citing the rules against the use of "unparliamentary languange" inside the halls of Congress.
Summary: The decision to strike off controversial paediatrician Dr David Southall was justified, a High Court judge has ruled.
If no response is received, the Registrar will publish a notice in the London Gazette or Edinburgh Gazette giving notice of his intention to strike off the company.
The NSPCC last night called on the Government to make sure the decision to strike off Prof Meadow did not lead to experts withdrawing from child abuse work.
He said: 'A proposal to strike off this company has been made because they haven't filed their annual return or accounts, which is a breach of the Companies Act.
A TRIBUNAL has upheld a decision to strike off a solicitor.