[syn: retire, strike out]
6. set out on a course of action;
- Example: "He struck out on his own"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Out \Out\ (out), n.
1. One who, or that which, is out; especially, one who is out
of office; -- generally in the plural.
2. A place or space outside of something; a nook or corner;
an angle projecting outward; an open space; -- chiefly
used in the phrase ins and outs; as, the ins and outs of a
question. See under In.
3. (Print.) A word or words omitted by the compositor in
setting up copy; an omission.
To make an out (Print.),
(a) to omit something, in setting or correcting type,
which was in the copy.
(b) (Baseball) to be put out in one's turn at bat, such as
to strike out, to ground out, or to fly out.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: remove from a list; "Cross the name of the dead person off
the list" [syn: cross off, cross out, strike out,
strike off, mark]
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: make a motion as with one's fist or foot towards an object or
away from one's body
5: cause to get out; "The pitcher retired three batters"; "the
runner was put out at third base" [syn: retire, strike
6: set out on a course of action; "He struck out on his own"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
168 Moby Thesaurus words for "strike out":
abbreviate, abridge, abstract, be off, bear, bear for, bear up for,
bear up to, beget, blot, blot out, blue-pencil, bomb, bowdlerize,
break for, breed, bring forth, bring into being, call into being,
cancel, cast off, cast out, censor, chuck, clear, clear away,
clear out, clear the decks, coin, conceive, concoct, contrive,
cook up, crap out, cross out, cut, cut and thrust, cut out,
dash for, dele, delete, deport, design, develop, devise, discover,
dispose of, draw a blank, dream up, drop a bomb, drop the ball,
edit, edit out, efface, eject, elide, eliminate, engender,
eradicate, erase, evolve, exile, expatriate, expel, expunge,
expurgate, fabricate, fan, feint, flail at, flail away at, flop,
flummox, fold, fold up, frame, generate, get left, get off,
get quit of, get rid of, get shut of, give being to, give rise to,
go for, go forth, hatch, head, hit at, hit for, improvise, invent,
issue, issue forth, kill, lash out at, lay an egg, lay for,
let drive at, let fly at, light out, liquidate, lose out, lunge at,
make, make do with, make for, make up, make up to, mature, mint,
not hack it, not make it, obliterate, omit, originate, outlaw,
outset, outstart, pick out, plan, poke at, procreate, purge,
put forth, raze, remove, rescind, root out, root up, rub out,
rule out, run for, sail for, sally, sally forth, scratch,
scratch out, set, set forth, set forward, set off, set out,
set out for, spawn, sponge, sponge out, start, start off,
start out, steer for, strike, strike at, strike off, strike out at,
swing at, swing on, take off, take the count, think out, think up,
throw over, throw overboard, thrust at, void, weed out, whiff,