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Strike 1Definition: 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.
Strike 2Definition: To come in collision with; to strike against; as, a bullet struck him; the wave struck the boat amidships; the ship struck a reef.
Strike 3Definition: To give, as a blow; to impel, as with a blow; to give a force to; to dash; to cast.
Strike 4Definition: To stamp or impress with a stroke; to coin; as, to strike coin from
metal: to strike
dollars at the mint.
Strike 5Definition: To thrust in; to cause to enter or penetrate; to set in the earth; as, a tree
Strike 6Definition: To punish; to afflict; to smite.
Strike 7Definition: To cause to sound by one or more
beats; to indicate or notify by audible
strokes; as, the clock
strikes twelve; the
drums strike up a march.
Strike 8Definition: To lower; to let or take down; to remove; as, to strike sail; to strike a flag or an ensign, as in token of surrender; to strike a yard or a topmast in a gale; to strike a tent; to strike the centering of an arch.
Strike 9Definition: To make a sudden impression upon, as by a blow; to affect sensibly with some strong emotion; as, to strike the mind, with surprise; to strike one with wonder, alarm, dread, or horror.
Strike 10Definition: To affect in some particular manner by a sudden impression or impulse; as, the plan proposed
favorably; to strike one dead or blind.
Strike 11Definition: To cause or produce by a stroke, or
suddenly, as by a stroke; as, to strike a light.
Strike 12Definition: To cause to ignite; as, to strike a match.
Strike 13Definition: To make and ratify; as, to strike a bargain.
Strike 14Definition: To take forcibly or fraudulently; as, to strike money.
Strike 15Definition: To level, as a measure of grain, salt, or the like, by scraping off with a straight instrument what is above the level of the top.
Strike 16Definition: To cut off, as a mortar joint, even with the face of the wall, or inward at a slight angle.
Strike 17Definition: To hit upon, or light upon,
suddenly; as, my eye struck a strange word; they soon struck the trail.
Strike 18Definition: To borrow money of; to make a demand upon; as, he struck a friend for five
Strike 19Definition: To lade into a cooler, as a liquor.
Strike 20Definition: To stroke or pass lightly; to wave.
Strike 21Definition: To advance; to cause to go forward; used only in past participle.
Strike 22Definition: To move; to advance; to proceed; to take a course; as, to strike into the
Strike 23Definition: To deliver a quick blow or thrust; to give
Strike 24Definition: To hit; to collide; to
dush; to clash; as, a hammer
strikes against the bell of a clock.
Strike 25Definition: To sound by percussion, with
blows, or as with
blows; to be struck; as, the clock
Strike 26Definition: To make an attack; to aim a blow.
Strike 27Definition: To touch; to act by appulse.
Strike 28Definition: To run upon a rock or bank; to be stranded; as, the ship struck in the night.
Strike 29Definition: To pass with a quick or strong effect; to dart; to penetrate.
Strike 30Definition: To break forth; to commence
suddenly; with into; as, to strike into reputation; to strike into a run.
Strike 31Definition: To lower a flag, or
colors, in token of respect, or to signify a surrender of a ship to an enemy.
Strike 32Definition: To quit work in order to compel an increase, or prevent a reduction, of wages.
Strike 33Definition: To become attached to something; said of the spat of
Strike 34Definition: To steal money.
Strike 35Definition: The act of striking.
Strike 36Definition: An instrument with a straight edge for leveling a measure of grain, salt, and the like, scraping off what is above the level of the top; a strickle.
Strike 37Definition: A bushel; four
Strike 38Definition: An old measure of four
Strike 39Definition: Fullness of measure; hence, excellence of quality.
Strike 40Definition: An iron pale or standard in a gate or fence.
Strike 41Definition: The act of quitting work; specifically, such an act by a body of workmen, done as a
means of enforcing compliance with
demands made on their employer.
Strike 42Definition: The horizontal direction of the
outcropping edges of tilted
rocks; or, the direction of a horizontal line supposed to be drawn on the surface of a tilted stratum. It is at right angles to the dip.
Strike 43Definition: The extortion of money, or the attempt to extort money, by threat of injury; blackmailing.
strike 44Definition: a conspicuous success; "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"
strike 45Definition: a pitch that is in the strike zone and that the batter does not hit; "this pitcher
strike 46Definition: a score in
tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball; "he finished with three
strikes in the tenth frame"
strike 47Definition: an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective; "the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn"
strike 48Definition: 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"
strike 49Definition: a gentle blow
strike 50Definition: cause to form between
electrodes of an arc lamp; "strike an arc"
strike 51Definition: arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing; "strike a balance"; "strike a bargain"
strike 52Definition: indicate (a certain time) by striking; "The clock struck midnight"; "Just when I entered, the clock struck"
strike 53Definition: make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target; "The Germans struck Poland on Sept. "We must strike the
enemy''s oil fields"; "in the fifth inning, the
Giants struck, sending three
runners home to win the game to
strike 54Definition: 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"
strike 55Definition: 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"
strike 56Definition: pierce with force; "The bullet struck her thigh"; "The icy wind struck through our
strike 57Definition: hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"
strike 58Definition: smooth with a strickle; "strickle the grain in the measure"
strike 59Definition: 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"
strike 60Definition: remove by erasing or crossing out; "Please strike this remark from the record"
strike 61Definition: form by stamping, punching, or printing; "strike
coins"; "strike a medal"
strike 62Definition: produce by ignition or a blow; "strike fire from the flintstone"; "strike a match"
strike 63Definition: have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
strike 64Definition: occupy or take on; "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"
strike 65Definition: drive something violently into a location; "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling"
strike 66Definition: 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"
strike 67Definition: find unexpectedly; "the
archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The
hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"
strike 68Definition: 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"
strike 69Definition: attain; "The horse finally struck a pace"
strike 70Definition: 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