- strike off
v.(1) To remove a case from a court’s docket due to lack of jurisdiction.(2) To finalize a sale at an auction by the auctioneer bringing down his or her hammer or otherwise announcing that the highest bidder is entitled to pay the amount of the bid and take the property.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
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strike off — verb remove from a list Cross the name of the dead person off the list • Syn: ↑cross off, ↑cross out, ↑strike out, ↑mark • Hypernyms: ↑take away, ↑take out … Useful english dictionary
strike off — phrasal verb Word forms strike off : present tense I/you/we/they strike off he/she/it strikes off present participle striking off past tense struck off past participle struck off 1) a) [transitive, usually passive] to remove something from a list … English dictionary
strike off — In common parlance, and in the language of the auction room, property is understood to be struck off or knocked down, when the auctioneer, by the fall of his hammer, or by any other audible or visible announcement, signifies to the bidder that he … Black's law dictionary
strike off — transitive verb Date: 1821 1. to produce in an effortless manner < strike off a poem > 2. to depict clearly and exactly … New Collegiate Dictionary
strike off — phr verb Strike off is used with these nouns as the object: ↑register … Collocations dictionary
strike-off — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: strike off : a straightedge used to remove excess freshly placed concrete, mortar, or plaster from a surface … Useful english dictionary
strike off — Synonyms and related words: abbreviate, abridge, abscind, abstract, ad lib, amputate, annihilate, ban, bar, blot out, blue pencil, bob, bowdlerize, cancel, cast off, cast out, censor, chuck, clear, clear away, clear out, clear the decks, clip,… … Moby Thesaurus
strike off — 1. Cut off (by a blow), separate. 2. Erase (from an account), strike out, remove. 3. Print (as copies of a book), impress … New dictionary of synonyms
strike off — See strike out; struck off … Ballentine's law dictionary
strike off — PHRASAL VERB: usu passive If someone such as a doctor or lawyer is struck off, their name is removed from the official register and they are not allowed to do medical or legal work any more. [BRIT] [be V ed P] ...a company lawyer who had been… … English dictionary