strike

Definition (noun): a group’s refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions

Example: the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled

Definition (noun): an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective

Example: the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn

Definition (noun): a gentle blow

Definition (noun): a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball

Example: he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame

Definition (noun): (baseball) a pitch that the batter swings at and misses, or that the batter hits into foul territory, or that the batter does not swing at but the umpire judges to be in the area over home plate and between the batter’s knees and shoulders

Example: this pitcher throws more strikes than balls

Definition (noun): a conspicuous success

Example: that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career

Definition (noun): a conspicuous success

Example: that new Broadway show is a real smasher

Definition (noun): a conspicuous success

Example: the party went with a bang

Definition (verb): deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

Example: The teacher struck the child

Definition (verb): deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

Example: the opponent refused to strike

Definition (verb): deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

Example: The boxer struck the attacker dead

Definition (verb): have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

Example: This child impressed me as unusually mature

Definition (verb): have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

Example: This behavior struck me as odd

Definition (verb): have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

Example: he was dumb-struck by the news

Definition (verb): have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

Example: her comments struck a sour note

Definition (verb): hit against; come into sudden contact with

Example: The car hit a tree

Definition (verb): hit against; come into sudden contact with

Example: He struck the table with his elbow

Definition (verb): make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target

Example: The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939

Definition (verb): make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target

Example: We must strike the enemy’s oil fields

Definition (verb): make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target

Example: in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2

Definition (verb): indicate (a certain time) by striking

Example: The clock struck midnight

Definition (verb): indicate (a certain time) by striking

Example: Just when I entered, the clock struck

Definition (verb): affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely

Example: We were hit by really bad weather

Definition (verb): affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely

Example: He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager

Definition (verb): affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely

Example: The earthquake struck at midnight

Definition (verb): stop work in order to press demands

Example: The auto workers are striking for higher wages

Definition (verb): stop work in order to press demands

Example: The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met

Definition (verb): touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly

Example: Light fell on her face

Definition (verb): touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly

Example: The sun shone on the fields

Definition (verb): touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly

Example: The light struck the golden necklace

Definition (verb): touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly

Example: A strange sound struck my ears

Definition (verb): attain

Example: The horse finally struck a pace

Definition (verb): produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments

Example: The pianist strikes a middle C

Definition (verb): produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments

Example: strike `z’ on the keyboard

Definition (verb): cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp

Example: strike an arc

Definition (verb): find unexpectedly

Example: the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb

Definition (verb): find unexpectedly

Example: she struck a goldmine

Definition (verb): find unexpectedly

Example: The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake

Definition (verb): produce by ignition or a blow

Example: strike fire from the flintstone

Definition (verb): produce by ignition or a blow

Example: strike a match

Definition (verb): remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line

Example: Please strike this remark from the record

Definition (verb): remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line

Example: scratch that remark

Definition (verb): cause to experience suddenly

Example: Panic struck me

Definition (verb): cause to experience suddenly

Example: An interesting idea hit her

Definition (verb): cause to experience suddenly

Example: A thought came to me

Definition (verb): cause to experience suddenly

Example: The thought struck terror in our minds

Definition (verb): cause to experience suddenly

Example: They were struck with fear

Definition (verb): drive something violently into a location

Example: he hit his fist on the table

Definition (verb): drive something violently into a location

Example: she struck her head on the low ceiling

Definition (verb): occupy or take on

Example: He assumes the lotus position

Definition (verb): occupy or take on

Example: She took her seat on the stage

Definition (verb): occupy or take on

Example: We took our seats in the orchestra

Definition (verb): occupy or take on

Example: She took up her position behind the tree

Definition (verb): occupy or take on

Example: strike a pose

Definition (verb): disassemble a temporary structure, such as a tent or a theatrical set

Example: after the show, we’ll have to strike the set and pack up

Definition (verb): form by stamping, punching, or printing

Example: strike coins

Definition (verb): form by stamping, punching, or printing

Example: strike a medal

Definition (verb): smooth with a strickle

Example: strickle the grain in the measure

Definition (verb): pierce with force

Example: The bullet struck her thigh

Definition (verb): pierce with force

Example: The icy wind struck through our coats

Definition (verb): arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing

Example: strike a balance

Definition (verb): arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing

Example: strike a bargain

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