strike


strike
strike VERB (past and past part. struck) 1) deliver a blow to. 2) come into forcible contact with. 3) (in sport) hit or kick (a ball) so as to score a run, point, or goal. 4) ignite (a match) by rubbing it briskly against an abrasive surface. 5) (of a disaster, disease, etc.) occur suddenly and have harmful effects on. 6) attack suddenly. 7) (strike into) cause (a strong emotion) in. 8) cause to become suddenly: he was struck dumb. 9) suddenly come into the mind of. 10) (strike on/upon) discover or think of, especially unexpectedly. 11) (be struck by/with) find particularly interesting or impressive. 12) (of employees) refuse to work as a form of organized protest. 13) cancel or remove by crossing out with a pen. 14) (strike off) officially remove (someone) from membership of a professional group. 15) move or proceed vigorously or purposefully. 16) (strike out) start out on a new or independent course. 17) reach (an agreement, balance, or compromise). 18) (of a clock) indicate the time by sounding a chime or stroke. 19) make (a coin or medal) by stamping metal. 20) discover (gold, minerals, or oil) by drilling or mining. 21) take down or dismantle (a tent, camp, or theatrical scenery).
NOUN 1) an act of striking by employees. 2) a refusal to do something as an organized protest: a r ent strike. 3) a sudden attack. 4) (in sport) an act of striking a ball. 5) (in tenpin bowling) an act of knocking down all the pins with one's first ball. 6) an act of striking gold, minerals, or oil.
strike an attitude (or pose) — Cf. ↑strike an pose
strike a blow for (or against) — Cf. ↑strike a blow for
strike up — Cf. ↑strike up
strike while the iron is hot — Cf. ↑strike while the iron is hot
ORIGIN Old English, «go, flow» and «rub lightly».

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  • Strike — Strike, v. t. [imp. {Struck}; p. p. {Struck}, {Stricken}({Stroock}, {Strucken}, Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Striking}. Struck is more commonly used in the p. p. than stricken.] [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. str[=i]can to go, proceed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strike — 1 vb struck, struck, also, strick·en, strik·ing vi 1: to remove or delete something 2: to stop work in order to force an employer to comply with demands vt 1: to remove or delete from a legal document a …   Law dictionary

  • Strike — may refer to:Refusal to work or perform* Strike action, also known as a Walkout, a work stoppage by a corporation or public institution * General strike, a strike action by a critical mass of the labor force in a city, region or country *Church… …   Wikipedia

  • strike — [strīk] vt. struck, struck or occas. (but for vt. 11 commonly and for vt. 8 & 15 usually) stricken, striking, [ME striken, to proceed, flow, strike with rod or sword < OE strican, to go, proceed, advance, akin to Ger streichen < IE * streig …   English World dictionary

  • Strike — Strike, v. i. To move; to advance; to proceed; to take a course; as, to strike into the fields. [1913 Webster] A mouse . . . struck forth sternly [bodily]. Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] 2. To deliver a quick blow or thrust; to give blows. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strike — {vb 1 Strike, hit, smite, punch, slug, slog, swat, clout, slap, cuff, box are comparable when they mean to come or bring into contact with or as if with a sharp blow. Strike, hit, and smite are the more general terms. Strike, the most general of… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Strike — Strike, n. 1. The act of striking. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. A bushel; four pecks.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strike — [v1] hit hard bang, bash, beat, boff, bonk, box, buffet, bump into, chastise, clash, clobber, clout, collide, conk*, crash, cuff*, drive, force, hammer, impel, knock, percuss, plant*, pop*, pound, pummel, punch, punish, run into, slap, slug,… …   New thesaurus

  • Strike — steht für: einen Begriff aus dem Baseball, siehe Strike (Baseball) ein Wurfereignis beim Bowling, siehe Strike (Bowling) den Basispreis eines Optionsscheines, siehe Ausübungspreis eine Filmkomödie aus dem Jahr 1998, siehe Strike! – Mädchen an die …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Strike — 〈[straık] m. 6; Sp.〉 1. 〈Bowling〉 vollständiges Abräumen mit dem ersten od. zweiten Wurf 2. 〈Baseball〉 verfehlter Schlag 3. 〈umg.〉 Glücksfall, Treffer (meist als Ausruf der Freude) [engl., „Treffer“] * * * Strike [stra̮ik], der; s, s [engl.… …   Universal-Lexikon


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