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'strike' - used as a 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
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. (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
this pitcher throws more strikes than balls
4. a gentle blow
5. a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball
he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame
6. a conspicuous success

'strike' - used as a verb
7. hit against; come into sudden contact with
He struck the table with his elbow
8. 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
9. have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
This behavior struck me as odd
10. 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
11. indicate (a certain time) by striking
The clock struck midnight
Just when I entered, the clock struck
12. affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely
The earthquake struck at midnight
13. stop work in order to press demands
The auto workers are striking for higher wages
14. touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
The light struck the golden necklace
A strange sound struck my ears
15. attain
The horse finally struck a pace
16. 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
17. cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp
strike an arc
18. find unexpectedly
she struck a goldmine
The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake
19. produce by ignition or a blow
strike fire from the flintstone
strike a match
20. remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
Please strike this remark from the record
21. cause to experience suddenly
Panic struck me
The thought struck terror in our minds
They were struck with fear
22. drive something violently into a location
she struck her head on the low ceiling
23. occupy or take on
strike a pose
24. form by stamping, punching, or printing
strike coins
strike a medal
25. smooth with a strickle
26. pierce with force
The bullet struck her thigh
The icy wind struck through our coats
27. arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing
strike a balance
strike a bargain

derived forms
1. Strike / Plural
2. Strike / Past
3. Strike / Third Person
4. Strike / Present Participle
Variations of 'strike'
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Fact of the day
Three consecutive strikes in bowling is called a turkey.