|1.||[ noun ] (work) a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions|
"the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled"
|Related terms:||direct_action job_action sit-down walkout wildcat_strike sympathy_strike|
|2.||[ noun ] (military) an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective|
"the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn"
|Related terms:||attack preventive_attack first_strike surgical_strike|
|3.||[ noun ] (baseball) a pitch that is in the strike zone and that the batter does not hit|
"this pitcher throws more strikes than balls"
|4.||[ verb ] deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon|
"The teacher struck the child" "the opponent refused to strike" "The boxer struck the attacker dead"
|Related terms:||touch slap beat knock down rap peck tap whip buffet butt dab spur jab beat clout chop sclaff sclaff hew sideswipe fell hit rap hit|
|5.||[ verb ] have an emotional or cognitive impact upon|
|Synonyms:||impress move affect|
"This child impressed me as unusually mature" "This behavior struck me as odd"
|Related terms:||surprise disturb impress impress touch move hit_home sweep_away sadden awaken pierce strike_dumb zap cloud engrave infect smite jar hit motivate feel|
|6.||[ verb ] hit against; come into sudden contact with|
|Synonyms:||hit impinge_on collide_with run_into|
"The car hit a tree" "He struck the table with his elbow"
|Related terms:||miss touch bump run_into ping connect collide thud spang broadside bottom bottom_out spat rear-end collision contact striker|
|7.||[ verb ] (military) make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target|
"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 5-2"
|Related terms:||attack retaliate slice stroke chop hit shoot|
|8.||[ verb ] indicate (a certain time) by striking|
"The clock struck midnight" "Just when I entered, the clock struck"
|9.||[ verb ] affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely|
"We were hit by really bad weather" "He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager" "The earthquake struck at midnight"
|Related terms:||affect clap|
|10.||[ verb ] (work) stop work in order to press demands|
"The auto workers are striking for higher wages" "The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met"
|Related terms:||protest walkout|
|11.||[ verb ] touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly|
"Light fell on her face" "The sun shone on the fields" "The light struck the golden necklace" "A strange sound struck my ears"
|Related terms:||be anticipate happen|
|12.||[ verb ] produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically|
"The pianist strikes a middle C" "strike `z' on the keyboard" "her comments struck a sour note"
|13.||[ verb ] attain|
"The horse finally struck a pace"
|14.||[ noun ] a gentle blow|
|Related terms:||bump hit rap tap|
|15.||[ noun ] (sport) a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball|
"he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame"
|16.||[ verb ] cause to form between electrodes of an arc lamp|
"strike an arc"
|17.||[ verb ] remove by erasing or crossing out|
"Please strike this remark from the record"
|Related terms:||delete deletion|
|18.||[ verb ] produce by ignition or a blow|
"strike fire from the flintstone" "strike a match"
|19.||[ verb ] find unexpectedly|
|Synonyms:||come_upon discover come_across happen_upon attain chance_on chance_upon fall_upon light_upon|
"the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb" "she struck a goldmine" "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"
|Related terms:||find discovery|
|20.||[ verb ] touch or hit with a light, quick blow|
"flicked him with his hand"
|21.||[ verb ] find unexpectedly|
|Synonyms:||come_upon discover come_across happen_upon light_upon chance_on fall_upon chance_upon attain|
: "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb" "she struck a goldmine" "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"
|22.||[ verb ] form by stamping, punching, or printing|
"strike coins" "strike a medal"
|Related terms:||create_from_raw_material coin coiner mint mintage|
|23.||[ verb ] cause to experience suddenly|
"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"
|24.||[ verb ] arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing|
"strike a balance" "strike a bargain"
|25.||[ verb ] smooth with a strickle|
"strickle the grain in the measure"
|Related terms:||level smooth|
|26.||[ verb ] occupy or take on, as of a position or posture|
|Synonyms:||take assume take_up|
"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"
|Related terms:||move fill|
|27.||[ verb ] drive something violently into a location|
"he hit his fist on the table" "she struck her head on the low ceiling"
|Related terms:||move smash|
|28.||[ verb ] pierce with force|
"The bullet struck her thigh" "The icy wind struck through our coats"
|29.||[ noun ] a conspicuous success|
|Synonyms:||hit smasher smash bang|
"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"
|Related terms:||success sleeper blockbuster|