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strike

noun (n)

  • a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions (noun.act)
    Synonym: work stoppage
    Example:
    The strike lasted more than a month before it was settled.
    source: wordnet30
  • an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective (noun.act)
    Example:
    The strike was scheduled to begin at dawn.
    source: wordnet30
  • a gentle blow (noun.event)
    Synonym: rap, tap
    source: wordnet30
  • a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball (noun.act)
    Synonym: ten-strike
    Example:
    He finished with three strikes in the tenth frame.
    source: wordnet30
  • (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 (noun.act)
    Example:
    This pitcher throws more strikes than balls.
    source: wordnet30
  • a conspicuous success (noun.act)
    Synonym: bang, hit, smash, smasher
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of striking. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A sudden finding of rich ore in mining; hence, any sudden success or good fortune, esp. financial. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon (verb.contact)
    Example:
    The opponent refused to strike.
    source: wordnet30
  • have an emotional or cognitive impact upon (verb.emotion)
    Synonym: affect, impress, move
    source: wordnet30
  • hit against; come into sudden contact with (verb.contact)
    Synonym: collide with, hit, impinge on, run into
    Antonym: miss
    source: wordnet30
  • make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target (verb.competition)
    Synonym: hit
    Example:
    We must strike the enemy's oil fields.
    source: wordnet30
  • indicate (a certain time) by striking (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • stop work in order to press demands (verb.social)
    Synonym: walk out
    source: wordnet30
  • touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly (verb.stative)
    Synonym: fall, shine
    source: wordnet30
  • attain (verb.social)
    Synonym: come to
    source: wordnet30
  • produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically (verb.contact)
    Example:
    The pianist strikes a middle C.
    Strike `z' on the keyboard.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp (verb.change)
    Example:
    Strike an arc.
    source: wordnet30
  • find unexpectedly (verb.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • produce by ignition or a blow (verb.creation)
    Example:
    Strike fire from the flintstone.
    Strike a match.
    source: wordnet30
  • remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line (verb.contact)
    Synonym: excise, expunge, scratch
    Example:
    Please strike this remark from the record.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to experience suddenly (verb.perception)
    Synonym: come to, hit
    source: wordnet30
  • drive something violently into a location (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • occupy or take on (verb.motion)
    Synonym: assume, take, take up
    Example:
    Strike a pose.
    source: wordnet30
  • form by stamping, punching, or printing (verb.creation)
    Synonym: coin, mint
    Example:
    Strike coins.
    Strike a medal.
    source: wordnet30
  • smooth with a strickle (verb.contact)
    Synonym: strickle
    source: wordnet30
  • pierce with force (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    Strike a balance.
    Strike a bargain.
    source: wordnet30
  • To touch or hit with some force, either with the hand or with an instrument; to smite; to give a blow to, either with the hand or with any instrument or missile. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To move; to advance; to proceed; to take a course; as, to strike into the fields. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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