strike out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v strike out set out on a course of action "He struck out on his own"
    • v strike out remove from a list "Cross the name of the dead person off the list"
    • v strike out cause to get out "The pitcher retired three batters","the runner was put out at third base"
    • v strike out put out or be put out by a strikeout "Oral struck out three batters to close the inning"
    • v strike out make a motion as with one's fist or foot towards an object or away from one's body
    • v strike out be unsuccessful in an endeavor "The candidate struck out with his health care plan"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 9 out of 10 lightning strike victims survive
    • Strike out to efface: to bring into light: to direct one's course boldly outwards: to strike from the shoulder: to form by sudden effort
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Quotations

  • Geibel
    Geibel
    “To express the most difficult matters clearly and intelligently, is to strike coins out of pure gold.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “Read your own compositions, and when you meet a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.”
  • John D. Rockefeller
    John%20D.%20Rockefeller
    “If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “As to the adjective, when in doubt strike it out.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. strícan; Ger. streichen, to move, to strike.

Usage

In literature:

Them fellers ain't goin' to strike out fer the Canadian till after the storm quits.
"Molly McDonald" by Randall Parrish
If I am not there myself they are quite capable of striking my horses out.
"The Poor Plutocrats" by Maurus Jókai
On the next trial the umpire called him out on strikes.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
I don't know how thick the vein is or whether it's going to pinch out in ten minutes after we strike it.
"The Cross-Cut" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
I've got nigh to a hundred thousand now, an' jest as soon as I git it I'm goin' ter strike out fur ther East.
"Young Wild West at "Forbidden Pass"" by An Old Scout
Striking out boldly Sam reached the bank and crawling up looked for his horse.
"The Big Brother" by George Cary Eggleston
If Miss Lord proved insistent, the girls were to close their books and go out on strike.
"Just Patty" by Jean Webster
Strike out for your life!
"A College Girl" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
No sooner did I reach him, however, than like a squid he threw his arms about me, and made it impossible for me to strike out.
"Marmaduke Merry" by William H. G. Kingston
Meantime Mr Merton was striking out towards where young Mr Bouverie had gone down.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

Fever and fear distract the world,
But calm be you though madmen shout,
Through blazing fires of battle hurled,
Hate not, strike, fear not, stare Death out!
"Hate Not - Fear Not" by Robert Graves
My heart springs first and plunges, ere my hand
Strike out from shore: more close it brings to me,
More near and dear than seems my fatherland,
My mother sea.
"In Guernsey - To Theodore Watts" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Did I swoop, were Heaven amazed?
With my beak I strike but once;
Out there leap a million suns.
Through the universe that blazed
Screams theit light, and death is dazed.
"The Hawk and the Babe" by Aleister Crowley
Fling out your banners, your honors be bringing,
Raise to the ether your paeans of praise.
Strike every chord and let music be ringing!
Celebrate freely this day of all days.
"Emancipation" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
A girl may attempt to strike fire in the dark;
The match, flint, and steel, she may handle;
But who, like Belinda, would put out the spark,
Before she had lighted the candle.
"The Impatient Lass" by William Hutton
Hark! hark! the church clock strikes the big hour of one!
In that instant she opens her eyes!
Serenely then smiling, "Dear Edmund, I come,"
She stretches her arms out, and dies!
"Edmund And Anna" by Charlotte Dacre

In news:

Law & Apple: Samsung Strikes Out, While Motorola Chokes .
It's rare to strike gold, much less platinum on your first time out, but Cher Lloyd has managed to do it.
Palestinians carry injured people out of a media center in Gaza City that was hit by an Israeli strike for the second time in two days Monday, Nov 19, 2012.
Councilwoman strikes out in quest for proof of ballpark funding.
Detroit Tigers beat Oakland A's 3-1, Justin Verlander strikes out 11.
Justin Verlander lived up to his billing on Monday Night Baseball, striking out 14 in the Detroit Tigers win over the Yankees.
St Lois Cardinals' Matt Holliday, right, reacts after striking out to end Game 1 of the National League division baseball series on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012, at Busch Stadium in St Louis, Mo.
Matt Kemp throws his bat in frustration after striking out against the Giants.
The Pirate pitcher gave up six hits and four walks while striking out eight.
AP PhotoTom Cheney was just unhittable on this day 50 years ago, going 16 innings and striking out 21.
Nineteen of his 28 outs (including Chris Parmelee, who reached on a passed ball after striking out) were on fastballs .
I, for one, would be very happy if Texas did leave the Union and strike out on its own toward becoming another Third World country.
He allowed two hits and no walks, striking out one.
Louis Cardinals' Jake Westbrook strikes out the Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp to end the top of the first inning at Busch Stadium in St Louis.
Shane Victorino reacts after what he though was ball four was ruled a swing for a strike out in the third inning against the Giants on Oct 2, 2012.
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In science:

It is striking that nevertheless, Ackermann’s axioms turned out a posteriori to be equivalent to zfc in what they can say about sets.
Set theory for category theory
The most striking feature that comes out from these calculations is that the induce coupling is qualitatively similar to a λφ4 theory, with a frequency-dependent coupling.
Scalar Quantum Field Theory in Disordered Media
The differences are striking; the SPH evolution of the gas has formed a near spherical, dense clump while the SPHS evolution shows a stretched out filament of lower density.
Thermal instabilities in cooling galactic coronae: fuelling star formation in galactic discs
Remarkably, numerical estimates (Penrose 1994, 1996) based on such Newtonian models for life-times of superpositions turn out to be strikingly realistic.
Why the Quantum Must Yield to Gravity
This is borne out strikingly in the second of Fig. 1.
Summary of the SUSY Working Group of the 1999 Les Houches Workshop
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