Synonyms for struck out

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STRUCK OUT

Then, pushing his support before him, he struck out for the middle of the stream.

I could only just see it, even with my long-sighted eyes, but struck out for it bravely.

Without waiting to see whether he did or not, she struck out for the beach.

He struck out, exhorting the devil to fight him, to kill him, to do anything but this.

Against the conventions of the country, he had struck out on foot.

He suddenly leaped from the tree and struck out with all the force at his command.

The University of Chicago has also struck out in another new direction.

He laughed as Swope struck out at him, and continued his hectoring banter.

And is there then really no remedy, can nothing be struck out?

He saw it vanish, as if jerked under, and then struck out for the shore.

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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