strike off (v.) Old form(s): stroke
cancel [as by a pen-stroke], erase, remove
AW V.iii.56[King to Bertram, of Helena] That thou didst love her, strikes some scores away / From the great compt
Oth III.iv.175[Cassio to Bianca] I shall in a more continuate time / Strike off this score of absence
TC II.ii.7[Priam to all, reporting Nestor on the war] Deliver Helen, and all damage else ... / Shall be struck off
TC III.iii.29[Calchas to all, of Cressida] her presence / Shall quite strike off all service I have done / In most accepted pain
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