from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To cause a player to strike out; -- said of the pitcher. See To strike out, under Strike, v. i.
  • intransitive v. To be put out for not hitting the ball during one's turn at the bat.


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  • The Gentle Shepherd protested that he had never said that he wished to repeal the Civil Service Law; whereupon Roosevelt read this extract from one of his speeches: "I will vote not only to strike out this provision, but I will vote to repeal the whole law."

    Theodore Roosevelt An Intimate Biography

  • Pray ask the favor of Colonel Monroe, in page 5, line 17, to strike out the words 'above the mouth of Appamatox,' which make nonsense of the passage; and I forgot to correct it before I had enclosed and sent off the copy to him.

    Memoir Correspondence And Miscellanies

  • Here Allenby had laid out his greatest trick: He would convince the enemy that he was about to strike out on his right, directly across the Jordan, whereas in reality he planned to attack on his left, circling down on them from their western flank through the Valley of Jezreel, that is known as Megiddo, or Armageddon.

    O Jerusalem

  • His not making choice of a pompous name, and introducing his poem with an exordium, is rather a beauty than a fault; for by these means he leaves room for surprize, which is the first excellency in any poem, and to strike out beauties where they are not expected, has a happy influence upon the reader.

    The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland

  • Undisciplined by their terror and torment, they tried to strike out at him despite the close quarters.

    the ship who sang

  • Burnett, finally locating his curveball in the third, used it to strike out Ryan Howard with two runners on base and two outs.

    One Season

  • If it was a long way in front, the flock'd have to strike out on their own to follow, and that'd mean thinking for themselves.

    Futures Imperfect

  • Frandra looked for a moment as if she was going to strike out at Jandru, but then ducked her head and gave her whuffling laugh, her anger leaving as quickly as it had come.

    Promise of the Wolves

  • Shrugging that off, to say he was tough on the Red Sox batters was an understatement; after giving up the hit, Sabathia proceeded to strike out the next three batters.

    One Season

  • Spellbindingly spectacular, he refused to show a set pattern as he became the first starting pitcher since the very first World Series game to strike out ten batters without issuing a single walk.

    One Season


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