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.
Then, drawing his sword, he seized the enchantress by her beautiful ringlets, and made a gesture as if he meant to strike off her head at one blow.
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.
THE High Court reserved judgment yesterday on whether the decision to strike off an eminent doctor over the MMR jab controversy is lawful.
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.
CHILDREN are at greater risk of "abuse and murder" following the decision to strike off Prof Sir Roy Meadow, it is claimed.
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.
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.