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strike

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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