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Phrasal verb of the day: Strike Out

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This month's cartoon looks at the phrasal verb strike out.

Strike has a few meanings, let's take a look at two.

Strike: To hit or attack someone using force in a violent way.
"Be very careful, some snakes can strike faster than human eyes can follow!"

Strike as a phrasal verb:

Strike Out: To start doing something new while being independent of other people.
"After living with his family for 21 years, he decided it was time to strike out on his own."

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