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    strike

    strike - Dictionary definition and meaning for word strike

    Definition
    (noun) a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
    Synonyms : work stoppage
    Example Sentence
    • 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 Sentence
    • the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn
    Definition
    (noun) a gentle blow
    Synonyms : rap , tap
    Definition
    (noun) a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball
    Synonyms : ten-strike
    Example Sentence
    • 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 Sentence
    • this pitcher throws more strikes than balls
    Definition
    (noun) a conspicuous success
    Synonyms : bang , hit , smash , smasher
    Example Sentence
    • that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career
    • that new Broadway show is a real smasher
    • the party went with a bang
    Definition
    (verb) deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
    Example Sentence
    • The teacher struck the child
    • the opponent refused to strike
    • The boxer struck the attacker dead
    Definition
    (verb) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
    Synonyms : affect , impress , move
    Example Sentence
    • This child impressed me as unusually mature
    • This behavior struck me as odd
    Definition
    (verb) hit against; come into sudden contact with
    Synonyms : collide with , hit , impinge on , run into
    Example Sentence
    • The car hit a tree
    • He struck the table with his elbow
    Definition
    (verb) make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target
    Synonyms : hit
    Example Sentence
    • The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939
    • We must strike the enemy's oil fields
    • 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 Sentence
    • The clock struck midnight
    • Just when I entered, the clock struck
    Definition
    (verb) affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely
    Synonyms : hit
    Example Sentence
    • We were hit by really bad weather
    • He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager
    • The earthquake struck at midnight
    Definition
    (verb) stop work in order to press demands
    Synonyms : walk out
    Example Sentence
    • The auto workers are striking for higher wages
    • The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met
    Definition
    (verb) touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
    Synonyms : fall , shine
    Example Sentence
    • Light fell on her face
    • The sun shone on the fields
    • The light struck the golden necklace
    • A strange sound struck my ears
    Definition
    (verb) attain
    Synonyms : come to
    Example Sentence
    • The horse finally struck a pace
    Definition
    (verb) produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically
    Synonyms : hit
    Example Sentence
    • The pianist strikes a middle C
    • strike `z' on the keyboard
    • her comments struck a sour note
    Definition
    (verb) cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp
    Example Sentence
    • strike an arc
    Definition
    (verb) find unexpectedly
    Example Sentence
    • the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb
    • she struck a goldmine
    • The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake
    Definition
    (verb) produce by ignition or a blow
    Example Sentence
    • strike fire from the flintstone
    • strike a match
    Definition
    (verb) remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
    Synonyms : excise , expunge , scratch
    Example Sentence
    • Please strike this remark from the record
    • scratch that remark
    Definition
    (verb) cause to experience suddenly
    Synonyms : come to , hit
    Example Sentence
    • Panic struck me
    • An interesting idea hit her
    • A thought came to me
    • The thought struck terror in our minds
    • They were struck with fear
    Definition
    (verb) drive something violently into a location
    Synonyms : hit
    Example Sentence
    • he hit his fist on the table
    • she struck her head on the low ceiling
    Definition
    (verb) occupy or take on
    Synonyms : assume , take , take up
    Example Sentence
    • He assumes the lotus position
    • She took her seat on the stage
    • We took our seats in the orchestra
    • She took up her position behind the tree
    • strike a pose
    Definition
    (verb) form by stamping, punching, or printing
    Synonyms : coin , mint
    Example Sentence
    • strike coins
    • strike a medal
    Definition
    (verb) smooth with a strickle
    Synonyms : strickle
    Example Sentence
    • strickle the grain in the measure
    Definition
    (verb) pierce with force
    Example Sentence
    • The bullet struck her thigh
    • The icy wind struck through our coats
    Definition
    (verb) arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing
    Example Sentence
    • strike a balance
    • strike a bargain
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