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strike

Noun

1 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" [syn: work stoppage]
2 an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective; "the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn"
3 a pitch that is in the strike zone and that the batter does not hit; "this pitcher throws more strikes than balls"
4 a gentle blow [syn: rap, tap]
5 a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball; "he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame" [syn: ten-strike]
6 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" [syn: hit, smash, smasher, bang]

Verb

1 hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow" [syn: hit, impinge on, run into, collide with] [ant: miss]
2 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"
3 have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd" [syn: affect, impress, move]
4 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 2" [syn: hit]
5 indicate (a certain time) by striking; "The clock struck midnight"; "Just when I entered, the clock struck"
6 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" [syn: hit]
7 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" [syn: walk out]
8 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" [syn: fall, shine]
9 attain; "The horse finally struck a pace" [syn: come to]
10 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" [syn: hit]
11 cause to form between electrodes of an arc lamp; "strike an arc"
12 find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake" [syn: fall upon, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain, discover]
13 produce by ignition or a blow; "strike fire from the flintstone"; "strike a match"
14 remove by erasing or crossing out; "Please strike this remark from the record" [syn: expunge, excise]
15 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" [syn: hit, come to]
16 drive something violently into a location; "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling" [syn: hit]
17 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" [syn: assume, take, take up]
18 form by stamping, punching, or printing; "strike coins"; "strike a medal" [syn: mint, coin]
19 smooth with a strickle; "strickle the grain in the measure" [syn: strickle]
20 pierce with force; "The bullet struck her thigh"; "The icy wind struck through our coats"
21 arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing; "strike a balance"; "strike a bargain" [also: struck]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /stɻaɪk/
  • Rhymes: -aɪk

Verb

  1. To delete or cross out; to scratch or eliminate.
    Please strike the last sentence.
  2. To hit.
    Strike the door sharply with your foot and see if it comes loose.
  3. To stop working to achieve better working conditions.
    The workers struck for a week before the new contract went through.
  4. To surrender (strike one's colors)
  5. To impress, seem or appear.
    Golf has always struck me as a waste of time.
  6. To manufacture, as by stamping.
    ''We will strike a medal in your honour
  7. To haul down, or lower a mast, a flag or cargo etc
  8. To capitulate: to signal a surrender by hauling down the colours.

Translations

to delete
to hit
to stop working to achieve better working conditions
to surrender
to impress, to seem
to make a medal etc
nautical

See also

Noun

  1. a status resulting from a batter swinging and missing a pitch, or having a pitch pass over home plate at a height between a batter's shoulders and knees, or hitting a ball into foul territory without being caught
  2. In the context of "bowling": the act of knocking down all ten pins in on the first roll of a frame
  3. a work stoppage
  4. a blow or application of physical force against something
  5. In an option contract, the price at which the holder buys or sells if they choose to exercise the option.
  6. An old English measure of corn equal to the bushel.
    Quotations
    • 1882: The sum is also used for the quarter, and the strike for the bushel. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 207.
  7. the status of being the batsman that the bowler is bowling at

Derived terms

Translations

in bowling
  • Finnish: kaato
  • Japanese: ストライク
work stoppage

See also

Extensive Definition

Strike may refer to a refusal to work or perform, including:
  • Strike action or work strike, 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 strike, strike decided by the Christian church
  • Prison strike, a strike taking place inside a prison
  • Student strike a mass refusal of students to go to class, in protest of school issues, or in sympathy with a strike action or general strike
  • Culture strike, refusal to produce or show art
  • Hunger strike, voluntary refusal to eat as an act of protest
  • Rent strike, the withholding of rent to achieve certain goals
  • Sex strike, refraining from sex to achieve goals
Strike may refer to a physical confrontation or removal, including:
In economics:
  • Strike (finance) is the price at which the holder buys or sells if they choose to exercise an option
In law:
In science and technology:
In the arts and entertainment:
In sports and games:
  • Strike (baseball), a mark against a batter
  • Strike (bowling), when a player knocks down all the pins with the first ball of a frame
  • In cricket, a batsman is "on strike" when facing the bowler
  • An accurate, driven shot using the laces of the shoe in football (soccer)

See also

strike in Danish: Strike
strike in German: Strike
strike in Korean: 스트라이크 (동음이의)
strike in Italian: Strike
strike in Dutch: Strekking
strike in Japanese: ストライク
strike in Russian: Страйк

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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knock, knock against, knock cold, knock down, knock off, knock out, lambaste, land on, lash, launch an attack, lay at, lay hands on, lay into, lay off, let fly, let have it, let off, light, light into, lightning attack, lightning war, load, locate, locating, location, lock out, lockout, lucky strike, mace, make, make an impression, march, march against, march upon, martyr, mass attack, meet, megadeath, mimeograph, mint, miss the boat, mount an attack, mount the barricades, move, mug, mugging, multigraph, mutineer, mutiny, nail, nonviolent protest, object, objection, obliterate, occur, occur to, offense, offensive, offer itself, omit, onset, onslaught, open an offensive, outlaw strike, overkill, overprint, overthrow, panzer warfare, paste, pelt, pepper, percuss, pick off, picket, picketing, pistol, pitch into, plug, plunk, poke, pommel, pop, pot, potshoot, potshot, pounce upon, pound, present itself, press objections, prime, print, proof, protest, protest demonstration, protestation, prove, publish, puck, pull, pull a proof, pummel, punch, push, put on, put out, put to bed, put to press, qualm, rack, raise a howl, rally, ratify, reach, rebel, recognition, rediscover, rediscovery, register with, reissue, reluct, reluctate, remonstrance, remonstrate, remonstration, remove, reprint, rescind, revelation, revolt, revolute, revolution, revolutionize, riddle, riot, rise, rise to mind, rise up, rock, rub out, rulebook slowdown, run, run against, run at, run down, run into, run off, run riot, run to earth, rush, sail into, sally, score, scourge, scratch, scruple, secure, serendipity, set on, set upon, settle on, shock tactics, shoot, shoot at, shoot down, shut down, shut it down, shut up shop, sick-in, sideswipe, sink in, sit down, sit in, sit-down, sit-down strike, sit-in, slam, slam into, slap, slap the face, slat, slog, slosh, slow down, slowdown, slug, smack, smack into, smash, smash into, smash up, smite, snap, snipe, soak, sock, sortie, spotting, squawk, stalemate, stamp, stand, standoff, standstill, state a grievance, stay, stick out, stop, stoppage, storm, strike against, strike at, strike hard, strike home, strike off, strike out, strike the mind, strike up, stumble on, subvert, suggest itself, surprise, swap, swat, sway, swipe, swoop down on, sympathy strike, take, take a potshot, take apart, take away, take on, take the offensive, teach in, teach-in, tell, thrash, thrust, thump, thwack, tie-up, torment, torpedo, torture, touch, touchdown, trace, trace down, track down, traumatize, treasure trove, trouvaille, trove, try, turnout, uncovering, unearthing, unprovoked assault, void, wade into, walk out, walkout, wallop, whack, wham, whip, whomp, whop, wildcat strike, wipe out, work out, work stoppage, wring, yell bloody murder, yerk
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