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Meaning: STRIKE

1(n)a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
Type: 'noun.act'
Usage: 'the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled'
Synonym: work stoppage,
2(n)an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
Type: 'noun.act'
Usage: 'the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn'
3(n)a gentle blow
Type: 'noun.event'
Synonym: rap, tap,
4(n)a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball
Type: 'noun.act'
Usage: 'he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame'
Synonym: ten-strike,
5(n)(baseball) a pitch that the batter swings at and misses, or that the batter hits into foul territory, or that the batter does not swing at but the umpire judges to be in the area over home plate and between the batter's knees and shoulders
Type: 'noun.act'
Usage: 'this pitcher throws more strikes than balls'
6(n)a conspicuous success
Type: 'noun.act'
Usage: 'that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career'
Usage: 'that new Broadway show is a real smasher'
Usage: 'the party went with a bang'
Synonym: bang, hit, smash, smasher,
1(v)deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
Type: 'verb.contact'
Usage: 'The teacher struck the child'
Usage: 'the opponent refused to strike'
Usage: 'The boxer struck the attacker dead'
2(v)have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
Type: 'verb.emotion'
Usage: 'This child impressed me as unusually mature'
Usage: 'This behavior struck me as odd'
Synonym: affect, impress, move,
3(v)hit against; come into sudden contact with
Type: 'verb.contact'
Usage: 'The car hit a tree'
Usage: 'He struck the table with his elbow'
Synonym: collide with, hit, impinge on, run into,
4(v)make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target
Type: 'verb.competition'
Usage: 'The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939'
Usage: 'We must strike the enemy's oil fields'
Usage: 'in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2'
Synonym: hit,
5(v)indicate (a certain time) by striking
Type: 'verb.communication'
Usage: 'The clock struck midnight'
Usage: 'Just when I entered, the clock struck'
6(v)affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely
Type: 'verb.contact'
Usage: 'We were hit by really bad weather'
Usage: 'He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager'
Usage: 'The earthquake struck at midnight'
Synonym: hit,
7(v)stop work in order to press demands
Type: 'verb.social'
Usage: 'The auto workers are striking for higher wages'
Usage: 'The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met'
Synonym: walk out,
8(v)touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
Type: 'verb.stative'
Usage: 'Light fell on her face'
Usage: 'The sun shone on the fields'
Usage: 'The light struck the golden necklace'
Usage: 'A strange sound struck my ears'
Synonym: fall, shine,
9(v)attain
Type: 'verb.social'
Usage: 'The horse finally struck a pace'
Synonym: come to,
10(v)produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically
Type: 'verb.contact'
Usage: 'The pianist strikes a middle C'
Usage: 'strike `z' on the keyboard'
Usage: 'her comments struck a sour note'
Synonym: hit,
11(v)cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp
Type: 'verb.change'
Usage: 'strike an arc'
12(v)find unexpectedly
Type: 'verb.possession'
Usage: 'the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb'
Usage: 'she struck a goldmine'
Usage: 'The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake'
Synonym: attain, chance on, chance upon, come across, come upon, discover, fall upon, happen upon, light upon,
13(v)produce by ignition or a blow
Type: 'verb.creation'
Usage: 'strike fire from the flintstone'
Usage: 'strike a match'
14(v)remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
Type: 'verb.contact'
Usage: 'Please strike this remark from the record'
Usage: 'scratch that remark'
Synonym: excise, expunge, scratch,
15(v)cause to experience suddenly
Type: 'verb.perception'
Usage: 'Panic struck me'
Usage: 'An interesting idea hit her'
Usage: 'A thought came to me'
Usage: 'The thought struck terror in our minds'
Usage: 'They were struck with fear'
Synonym: come to, hit,
16(v)drive something violently into a location
Type: 'verb.motion'
Usage: 'he hit his fist on the table'
Usage: 'she struck her head on the low ceiling'
Synonym: hit,
17(v)occupy or take on
Type: 'verb.motion'
Usage: 'He assumes the lotus position'
Usage: 'She took her seat on the stage'
Usage: 'We took our seats in the orchestra'
Usage: 'She took up her position behind the tree'
Usage: 'strike a pose'
Synonym: assume, take, take up,
18(v)form by stamping, punching, or printing
Type: 'verb.creation'
Usage: 'strike coins'
Usage: 'strike a medal'
Synonym: coin, mint,
19(v)smooth with a strickle
Type: 'verb.contact'
Usage: 'strickle the grain in the measure'
Synonym: strickle,
20(v)pierce with force
Type: 'verb.contact'
Usage: 'The bullet struck her thigh'
Usage: 'The icy wind struck through our coats'
21(v)arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing
Type: 'verb.cognition'
Usage: 'strike a balance'
Usage: 'strike a bargain'

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