strike
1. [ noun ] (work) a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
Synonyms: work_stoppage
Examples:

"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
Examples:

"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
Examples:

"this pitcher throws more strikes than balls"

Related terms: pitch
4. [ verb ] deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
Examples:

"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
Examples:

"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
Examples:

"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
Synonyms: hit
Examples:

"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
Examples:

"The clock struck midnight" "Just when I entered, the clock struck"

Related terms: read
9. [ verb ] affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely
Synonyms: hit
Examples:

"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
Synonyms: walk_out
Examples:

"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
Synonyms: fall shine
Examples:

"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
Synonyms: hit
Examples:

"The pianist strikes a middle C" "strike `z' on the keyboard" "her comments struck a sour note"

Related terms: touch
13. [ verb ] attain
Synonyms: come_to
Examples:

"The horse finally struck a pace"

Related terms: achieve
14. [ noun ] a gentle blow
Synonyms: tap rap
Related terms: bump hit rap tap
15. [ noun ] (sport) a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball
Synonyms: ten-strike
Examples:

"he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame"

Related terms: score
16. [ verb ] cause to form between electrodes of an arc lamp
Examples:

"strike an arc"

Related terms: shape
17. [ verb ] remove by erasing or crossing out
Synonyms: excise expunge
Examples:

"Please strike this remark from the record"

Related terms: delete deletion
18. [ verb ] produce by ignition or a blow
Examples:

"strike fire from the flintstone" "strike a match"

Related terms: make
19. [ verb ] find unexpectedly
Synonyms: come_upon discover come_across happen_upon attain chance_on chance_upon fall_upon light_upon
Examples:

"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
Synonyms: flick
Examples:

"flicked him with his hand"

Related terms: brush
21. [ verb ] find unexpectedly
Synonyms: come_upon discover come_across happen_upon light_upon chance_on fall_upon chance_upon attain
Examples:

: "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb" "she struck a goldmine" "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"

Related terms: find
22. [ verb ] form by stamping, punching, or printing
Synonyms: coin mint
Examples:

"strike coins" "strike a medal"

Related terms: create_from_raw_material coin coiner mint mintage
23. [ verb ] cause to experience suddenly
Synonyms: hit come_to
Examples:

"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"

Related terms: affect
24. [ verb ] arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing
Examples:

"strike a balance" "strike a bargain"

Related terms: solve
25. [ verb ] smooth with a strickle
Synonyms: strickle
Examples:

"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
Examples:

"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
Synonyms: hit
Examples:

"he hit his fist on the table" "she struck her head on the low ceiling"

Related terms: move smash
28. [ verb ] pierce with force
Examples:

"The bullet struck her thigh" "The icy wind struck through our coats"

Related terms: penetrate
29. [ noun ] a conspicuous success
Synonyms: hit smasher smash bang
Examples:

"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
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