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strike

strike

 
 
pronunciation:
straIk
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
strike up
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part of speech: verb
inflections: strikes, striking, struck, stricken
definition 1: to hit with the hand or a weapon.
He struck me with the back of his hand.
synonyms:
knock
similar words:
bang, box, cuff, hammer, hit, instill, nail, pound
definition 2: to smash into.
I struck the telephone pole with my car.
similar words:
bombard, bump, hit, jar, smash
definition 3: to attack or make an attack upon.
The army struck the enemy lines.
synonyms:
assault, attack, storm
similar words:
charge, invade, rush
definition 4: to hurt by biting.
The snake struck his leg.
similar words:
bite
definition 5: to have a strong effect on the mind or feelings of; impress.
His plan struck her as a good idea.
similar words:
hit, impress, occur, take, touch
definition 6: to tell by means of sound.
The clock struck one o'clock.
similar words:
peal, ring, sound
definition 7: to cause to produce a light or spark by means of rubbing.
Can you please strike the match and then light the fire?
similar words:
ignite, kindle, light
definition 8: to reach.
Sunlight will strike that hill by six o'clock.
synonyms:
hit
similar words:
reach
definition 9: to refuse to continue working.
The union will strike soon.
similar words:
quit, walk
definition 10: to come across suddenly.
They finally struck upon oil after searching for months.
synonyms:
stumble
similar words:
chance, come across
phrase: strike up
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of striking.
The strike of her hand hurt my cheek.
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 the things and conditions that they ask for are agreed upon.
The telephone union strike will begin at midnight tomorrow.
similar words:
protest
definition 3: an attack.
The strike came as a surprise to the enemy.
synonyms:
assault, attack
similar words:
charge, invasion, raid
definition 4: a failure to hit a pitched baseball or softball into the fair part of the playing field.
definition 5: the knocking down of all pins with one roll of the ball in bowling.
derivation: strikeless (adj.)
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