To strike out

Related to To strike out: strike off
To produce by collision; to force out, as, to strike out sparks with steel.
- Beau. & Fl.
To blot out; to efface; to erase
To form by a quick effort; to devise; to invent; to contrive, as, to strike out a new plan of finance.
- Pope.
(Baseball) To cause a player to strike out; - said of the pitcher. See To strike out, under Strike, v. i.
To start; to wander; to make a sudden excursion; as, to strike out into an irregular course of life.
- South.
To strike with full force
(Baseball) To be put out for not hitting the ball during one's turn at the bat.

See also: Strike, Strike, Strike, Strike, Strike, Strike, Strike

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Banks are continuing to settle legal action over "unfair" fees despite a judge warning customers he intends to strike out their claims, it emerged yesterday.
But Broxton battled back to strike out Ryan Doumit on a slider that the Pirates' first baseman argued was outside the zone.
That's like every time your take the field you've got to win, you've got to strike out ten batters and almost pitch a shutout.
Did I want him to strike out or hit a ball through my car's windshield, parked miles away?
Jose Vidro followed with an RBI single, making it 7-6, but Callaway battled back to strike out Brad Wilkerson.
Mike Holtz retired the side in the seventh and got two outs in the eighth before Troy Percival came in to strike out Murray with two outs and a runner on second base.