- (intransitive, often with at) To lash out; to strike or hit at someone or something, particularly something in arm's length of the striker and at or near the level of the striker's head.
- (figuratively) To strongly criticize or make a verbal attack, particularly as a response to previous criticism or provocation.
- To draw a line through some text such as a printed or written sentence, with the purpose of deleting that text from the rest of the document.
- (law, figurative) to treat something as settle
- (ergative, baseball, softball) Of a batter, to be retired after three strikes (missed swings, as opposed to any other way of becoming "out"); of a pitcher, to cause this to happen to the batter.
- Jones struck out on a nasty slider.
- The pitcher struck out Jones with a nasty slider.
- (intransitive, colloquial, figuratively) To fail; to be refused a request or to have a proposal not be accepted, in particular a request for a (hopefully romantic) date.
- Dave asked the new girl to the dance but he struck out.
- To begin to make one's way.
- The travellers struck out towards the line of mountains.
- (to draw a line through a text) cross out
- Spanish: ponchar
- Italian: essere respinto