strike

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[strike]

At its most basic, strike means to hit. If you strike someone, you hit them with your hand or a weapon. If lightning strikes, it makes contact. If you strike out on a trip, you're "hitting" the road. If you strike gold, you've "struck it rich"!

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To move; to advance; to proceed; to take a course; as, to strike into the fields.

Noun
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"

Noun
a pitch that is in the strike zone and that the batter does not hit; "this pitcher throws more strikes than balls"

Noun
a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball; "he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame"

Noun
an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective; "the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn"

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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"

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Noun
a gentle blow

Verb
cause to form between electrodes of an arc lamp; "strike an arc"

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arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing; "strike a balance"; "strike a bargain"

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indicate (a certain time) by striking; "The clock struck midnight"; "Just when I entered, the clock struck"

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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 to

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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"

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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"

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pierce with force; "The bullet struck her thigh"; "The icy wind struck through our coats"

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hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"

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smooth with a strickle; "strickle the grain in the measure"

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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"

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remove by erasing or crossing out; "Please strike this remark from the record"

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form by stamping, punching, or printing; "strike coins"; "strike a medal"

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produce by ignition or a blow; "strike fire from the flintstone"; "strike a match"

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have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"

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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"

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drive something violently into a location; "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling"

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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"

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

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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"

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attain; "The horse finally struck a pace"

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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"


v. t.
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.

v. t.
To come in collision with; to strike against; as, a bullet struck him; the wave struck the boat amidships; the ship struck a reef.

v. t.
To give, as a blow; to impel, as with a blow; to give a force to; to dash; to cast.

v. t.
To stamp or impress with a stroke; to coin; as, to strike coin from metal: to strike dollars at the mint.

v. t.
To thrust in; to cause to enter or penetrate; to set in the earth; as, a tree strikes its roots deep.

v. t.
To punish; to afflict; to smite.

v. t.
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.

v. t.
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.

v. t.
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.

v. t.
To affect in some particular manner by a sudden impression or impulse; as, the plan proposed strikes me favorably; to strike one dead or blind.

v. t.
To cause or produce by a stroke, or suddenly, as by a stroke; as, to strike a light.

v. t.
To cause to ignite; as, to strike a match.

v. t.
To make and ratify; as, to strike a bargain.

v. t.
To take forcibly or fraudulently; as, to strike money.

v. t.
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.

v. t.
To cut off, as a mortar joint, even with the face of the wall, or inward at a slight angle.

v. t.
To hit upon, or light upon, suddenly; as, my eye struck a strange word; they soon struck the trail.

v. t.
To borrow money of; to make a demand upon; as, he struck a friend for five dollars.

v. t.
To lade into a cooler, as a liquor.

v. t.
To stroke or pass lightly; to wave.

v. t.
To advance; to cause to go forward; -- used only in past participle.

v. i.
To move; to advance; to proceed; to take a course; as, to strike into the fields.

v. i.
To deliver a quick blow or thrust; to give blows.

v. i.
To hit; to collide; to dush; to clash; as, a hammer strikes against the bell of a clock.

v. i.
To sound by percussion, with blows, or as with blows; to be struck; as, the clock strikes.

v. i.
To make an attack; to aim a blow.

v. i.
To touch; to act by appulse.

v. i.
To run upon a rock or bank; to be stranded; as, the ship struck in the night.

v. i.
To pass with a quick or strong effect; to dart; to penetrate.

v. i.
To break forth; to commence suddenly; -- with into; as, to strike into reputation; to strike into a run.

v. i.
To lower a flag, or colors, in token of respect, or to signify a surrender of a ship to an enemy.

v. i.
To quit work in order to compel an increase, or prevent a reduction, of wages.

v. i.
To become attached to something; -- said of the spat of oysters.

v. i.
To steal money.

n.
The act of striking.

n.
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.

n.
A bushel; four pecks.

n.
An old measure of four bushels.

n.
Fullness of measure; hence, excellence of quality.

n.
An iron pale or standard in a gate or fence.

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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.

n.
A puddler's stirrer.

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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.

n.
The extortion of money, or the attempt to extort money, by threat of injury; blackmailing.


Strike

Strike , v. i. To move; to advance; to proceed; to take a course; as, to strike into the fields.
A mouse . . . struck forth sternly [bodily].
2. To deliver a quick blow or thrust; to give blows.
And fiercely took his trenchant blade in hand, With which he stroke so furious and so fell.
Strike now, or else the iron cools.
3. To hit; to collide; to dush; to clash; as, a hammer strikes against the bell of a clock. 4. To sound by percussion, with blows, or as with blows; to be struck; as, the clock strikes.
A deep sound strikes like a rising knell.
5. To make an attack; to aim a blow.
A puny subject strikes At thy great glory.
Struck for throne, and striking found his doom.
6. To touch; to act by appulse.
Hinder light but from striking on it [porphyry], and its colors vanish.
7. To run upon a rock or bank; to be stranded; as, the ship struck in the night. 8. To pass with a quick or strong effect; to dart; to penetrate.
Till a dart strike through his liver.
Now and then a glittering beam of wit or passion strikes through the obscurity of the poem.
9. To break forth; to commence suddenly; -- with into; as, to strike into reputation; to strike into a run. 10. To lower a flag, or colors, in token of respect, or to signify a surrender of a ship to an enemy.
That the English ships of war should not strike in the Danish seas.
11. To quit work in order to compel an increase, or prevent a reduction, of wages. 12. To become attached to something; -- said of the spat of oysters. 13. To steal money. [Old Slang, Eng.] Nares. To strike at, to aim a blow at. -- To strike for, to start suddenly on a course for. -- To strike home, to give a blow which reaches its object, to strike with effect. -- To strike in. (a) To enter suddenly. (b) To disappear from the surface, with internal effects, as an eruptive disease. (c) To come in suddenly; to interpose; to interrupt. "I proposed the embassy of Constantinople for Mr. Henshaw, but my Lord Winchelsea struck in." Evelyn. (d) To join in after another has begun,as in singing. -- To strike in with, to conform to; to suit itself to; to side with, to join with at once. "To assert this is to strike in with the known enemies of God's grace." South. To strike out. (a) To start; to wander; to make a sudden excursion; as, to strike out into an irregular course of life. (b) To strike with full force. (c) (Baseball) To be put out for not hitting the ball during one's turn at the bat. -- To strike up, to commence to play as a musician; to begin to sound, as an instrument. "Whilst any trump did sound, or drum struck up." Shak.

Strike

Strike , n. 1. The act of striking. 2. 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. 3. A bushel; four pecks. [Prov. Eng.] Tusser. 4. An old measure of four bushels. [Prov. Eng.] 5. Fullness of measure; hence, excellence of quality.
Three hogsheads of ale of the first strike.
6. An iron pale or standard in a gate or fence. [Obs.] 7. 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.
Strikes are the insurrections of labor.
8. (Iron Working) A puddler's stirrer. 9. (Geol.) 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. 10. The extortion of money, or the attempt to extort money, by threat of injury; blackmailing. Strike block (Carp.), a plane shorter than a jointer, used for fitting a short joint. Moxon. -- Strike of flax, a handful that may be hackled at once. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Chaucer. -- Strike of sugar. (Sugar Making) (a) The act of emptying the teache, or last boiler, in which the cane juice is exposed to heat, into the coolers. (b) The quantity of the sirup thus emptied at once.

To move; to advance; to proceed; to take a course; as, to strike into the fields.

The act of striking.

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Usage Examples

I knew at a young age, whether I was playing baseball or hockey or lacrosse, that my teammates were counting on me, whether it be to strike the last batter out in a baseball game or score a big goal in a hockey game.

It is not short of amazing, the power of a great idea to weld men together. There was in it a peculiar, intense, vital spirit if you will, that I have never felt before in any strike.

I love the game, it's the greatest game on earth, that's why I can't understand all of this talk about trying to make the game better. People talk about the high strike zone and changing this and that. Why? To speed up the game? That's the beauty of baseball. There is no time element.

But Freedom Strike was actually quite cool.

Environmental policy must strike a balance between the earth's best interests and our citizen's pressing needs.

Carry out the republican principle of universal suffrage, or strike it from your banners and substitute 'Freedom and Power to one half of society, and Submission and Slavery to the other.'

If you're going to vote on a television contract, there is a certain rationality to saying that the same structures that are applied to Health Plan participation should be placed on the right to vote on a strike.

Conservatives shouldn't count on the Supreme Court to do our work for us on Obamacare. The Court may rule as it should, and strike down the mandate. But it may not. And even if it does, the future of health care in America - and for that matter, the future of limited government - depends ultimately on the verdict of the American people.

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Other Usage Examples

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.

I'm always amazed when a pitcher becomes angry at a hitter for hitting a home run off him. When I strike out, I don't get angry at the pitcher, I get angry at myself. I would think that if a pitcher threw up a home run ball, he should be angry at himself.

He's a novice, but he's had these - he's experienced in leadership in tight circumstances. He started - he dropped the first bomb, led the first air strike into North Vietnam.

I am looking forward to learning at the knee of Paul Ryan. He doesn't strike me as a politician. He strikes me as an economist.

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.

I like sports, and swimming is my favorite. Doing physical exercises keeps one fit and healthy and helps one work more efficiently. I think we all need to strike a balance between work and relaxation. This can keep us energetic and help us do our job better.

As all of us with any involvement in sports knows, no two umpires or no two referees have the same strike zone or call the same kind of a basketball game.

Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.

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