strike out (http://definr.com/strike out
v 1: remove from a list; "Cross the name of the dead person off
the list" [syn: cross off
, cross out
, strike off
2: put out or be put out by a strikeout; "Oral struck out three
batters to close the inning"
3: be unsuccessful in an endeavor; "The candidate struck out
with his health care plan"
4: pitch three strikes and put the batter out; "The pitcher
walked two and struck out three"
5: set out on a course of action; "He struck out on his own"