verb

definition

hit forcibly and deliberately with one's hand or a weapon or other implement.

example

he raised his hand, as if to strike me

synonyms

definition

(of a disaster, disease, or other unwelcome phenomenon) occur suddenly and have harmful or damaging effects on.

example

a major earthquake struck the island

synonyms

definition

(of a clock) indicate the time by sounding a chime or stroke.

example

the church clock struck twelve

definition

ignite (a match) by rubbing it briskly against an abrasive surface.

example

the match went out and he struck another

synonyms

definition

cancel, remove, or cross out with or as if with a pen.

example

I will strike his name from the list

definition

make (a coin or medal) by stamping metal.

example

they struck similar medals on behalf of the Normandy veterans

definition

insert (a cutting of a plant) in soil to take root.

example

best results are obtained from striking them in a propagator

definition

secure a hook in the mouth of a fish by jerking or tightening the line after it has taken the bait or fly.

noun

definition

a refusal to work organized by a body of employees as a form of protest, typically in an attempt to gain a concession or concessions from their employer.

example

dockers voted for an all-out strike

synonyms

definition

a batter's unsuccessful attempt to hit a pitched ball.

definition

the horizontal or compass direction of a stratum, fault, or other geological feature.

example

the mine workings follow the strike of the Bonsor Vein

definition

short for fly strike.

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