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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theystrike off
he/she/itstrikes off
present participlestriking off
past tensestruck off
past participlestruck off
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  1. 1
    [transitive] [usually passive] to remove something from a list or record

    We can strike that off today’s agenda – it’s been settled.

    1. a.
      British used about someone such as a doctor or lawyer who is no longer allowed to work in their profession
      be struck off (a register/roll):

      The 47-year-old doctor now faces being struck off the Medical Register.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to go in a particular direction in a way that shows energy or determination
    strike off across:

    They struck off across the desert without supplies.

    strike off through:

    Startled by the noise, he had struck off through the woods.

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