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  1. 5
    mainly American informal to be unsuccessful in trying to do something

    Synonyms or related words for this sense of strike out

  2. 6

    strike out


    strike through

    to remove words from a document, for example by drawing a line through them

    Synonyms or related words for this sense of strike out

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used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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