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strike

strike

 
 
pronunciation:
straIk
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
strike up
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: strikes, striking, struck, stricken
definition 1: to land (a blow) with the hand or a weapon.
He struck me with the back of his hand.
synonyms:
knock, smite
similar words:
bang, box, catch, clout, cuff, hammer, hit, induce, instill, jolt, nail, pound
definition 2: to collide or make abrupt contact with.
synonyms:
knock
similar words:
bombard, bump, hit, jar, jolt, shock, smash
definition 3: to attack or make an assault upon.
The army struck the enemy fortifications.
synonyms:
assault, attack, storm
similar words:
assail, charge, invade, rush
definition 4: to afflict suddenly with an illness or disease.
synonyms:
smite
similar words:
afflict, plague, scourge
definition 5: to injure by biting.
The snake struck his leg.
similar words:
bite
definition 6: to have an impact on; impress.
The notion struck her as a good idea.
similar words:
come, hit, impress, occur, take, touch
definition 7: to indicate (the time) by means of sound.
The clock struck one o'clock.
synonyms:
chime
similar words:
peal, ring, sound
definition 8: to create by stamping or punching out.
The mint strikes silver coins.
similar words:
coin, mint, press, punch, stamp
definition 9: to cause (a match) to produce a light or spark by means of friction.
similar words:
ignite, kindle, light
definition 10: to reach.
Sunlight struck the window.
synonyms:
hit
similar words:
reach
definition 11: to assume or take on.
She struck a pose for the photographer.
synonyms:
adopt, assume
definition 12: to discontinue working at until certain conditions are met.
They struck the factory for higher pay.
definition 13: to induce or instill (a feeling or emotion).
The threat struck terror in them.
definition 14: to make.
Our company struck a deal with the manufacturer.
 
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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