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They were determined to find that landmark and strike out for it.

They simply cannot endure it, and so they strike out and follow.

Just strike out lively, and that will help to keep your blood in circulation.

I have therefore ventured to strike out the unnecessary word.

So you decided to strike out for yourself, about five years ago.

"If I had a few dollars I might strike out for myself," he reasoned.

You don't treat me half decently, and I'm going to strike out for myself.

I ought to go back and strike out all that talk about vanity.

Strike out the twenty for accidents, and there remained a hundred miles a day.

She can scarce distinguish us until we strike out into the open.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English strican "pass over lightly, stroke, smooth, rub," also "go, proceed" (past tense strac, past participle stricen), from Proto-Germanic *strik- (cf. Old Norse strykva "to stroke," Old Frisian strika, Middle Dutch streken, Dutch strijken "to smooth, stroke, rub," Old High German strihhan, German streichen), from PIE root *str(e)ig- "to stroke, rub, press" (see strigil).

Related to streak and stroke, and perhaps influenced in sense development by cognate Old Norse striuka. Sense of "to deal a blow" developed by early 14c.; meaning "to collide" is from mid-14c.; that of "to hit with a missile" is from late 14c. Meaning "to cancel or expunge" (as with the stroke of a pen) is attested from late 14c. An older sense is preserved in strike for "go toward."

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