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strike

 
 
pronunciation:
straIk
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
strike up
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: strikes, striking, stricken, struck
definition 1: to hit (someone or something) with the hand or something used as a weapon.
He struck me with the back of his hand.She struck the fly with a rolled up magazine.
synonyms:
knock, smite
similar words:
bang, box, catch, clout, cuff, hammer, hit, jolt, nail, pound
definition 2: to land (a blow) with a hand or something used as a weapon.
The fighter struck two blows to his opponents chin.She struck the intruder a heavy blow with a metal pipe.
definition 3: to collide or make abrupt contact with.
The car skidded off the road and struck a tree.
synonyms:
knock
similar words:
bombard, bump, hit, jar, jolt, shock, smash
definition 4: to attack or make an assault upon.
The army struck the enemy fortifications at dawn.
synonyms:
assault, attack, storm
similar words:
assail, charge, invade, rush
definition 5: to afflict suddenly with an illness or disease.
Many children were stricken with polio that year.
synonyms:
smite
similar words:
afflict, plague, scourge
definition 6: to injure by biting.
The snake struck his leg.
similar words:
bite
definition 7: to have an impact on; impress.
The notion struck her as a good idea.
similar words:
come, hit, impress, occur, take, touch
definition 8: to indicate (the time) by means of sound.
The clock struck one o'clock.
synonyms:
chime
similar words:
peal, ring, sound
definition 9: to create by stamping or punching out.
The mint strikes silver coins.
similar words:
coin, mint, press, punch, stamp
definition 10: to cause (a match) to produce a light or spark by means of friction.
There was complete darkness until someone struck a match.
similar words:
ignite, kindle, light
definition 11: to reach.
Sunlight struck the window.
synonyms:
hit
similar words:
reach
definition 12: to assume or take on.
She struck a pose for the photographer.
synonyms:
adopt, assume
definition 13: to discontinue working at until certain conditions are met.
They struck the factory for higher pay.
definition 14: to induce or instill (a feeling or emotion).
The threat struck terror in them.
synonyms:
induce, instill
similar words:
cause
definition 15: to make.
Our company struck a deal with the manufacturer.
definition 16: to come into the mind of (one) as a thought, idea, or observation; to occur to.
It strikes me that you are hiding something and not saying what you really feel.It suddenly struck me last night that I'm really just not ready to get married.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to land a blow with the hand or a weapon; hit.
synonyms:
hit, smite
similar words:
bang, hammer, knock, pound, punch, rap, smash
definition 2: to make abrupt contact; collide.
synonyms:
hit, knock
similar words:
bump, collide, dash, shock
definition 3: to produce sound by hitting one object with another.
definition 4: to become ignited.
synonyms:
fire, ignite, kindle
definition 5: to engage in an attack or assault.
synonyms:
attack
similar words:
descend, hammer, pounce, rush, swoop
definition 6: to refuse to continue working.
The union will strike soon.
similar words:
quit, walk
definition 7: to go away; take leave (fol. by out).
We will strike out in the morning.
synonyms:
depart, leave
similar words:
go, shove off
definition 8: to come across unexpectedly.
synonyms:
stumble
similar words:
chance, come across, hit
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phrase: strike up
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an incident of striking.
synonyms:
hit
similar words:
blow, bump, collision, cuff, punch, slap, stroke
definition 2: an action taken by a trade union or group of workers to stop work until their demands are agreed to by their employers.
synonyms:
walkout
similar words:
protest, sick-out, sit-down
definition 3: an attack; assault.
synonyms:
assault, attack, offensive
similar words:
charge, invasion, onslaught, raid
definition 4: in baseball, a failure, in any of several ways, to hit a pitched ball into the fair part of the playing field.
definition 5: in bowling, the knocking down of all pins with one roll of the ball.
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derivation: strikeless (adj.)
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