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    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    He indicated a metal path that struck off into green wilderness, over steaming swamp, among giant ferns and palms.

    struck off = to be removed

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

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    In thi context, it appears that the path has taken off in a certain direction.
    Struck off, as in removed, generally means removing a name or item from a list or roster.

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    Hi riquecohen,

    Thank you for your modification.

    As a matter of fact, that’s not I meant when I said it. I would say “faded into the distance/wilderness”; “vanished from sight”, “faded out of view”, “pass out of sight”

    Thank you again for your kindness.

    V.

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