strike

[c]/straɪk / (say struyk)

verb (struck)
or stricken)
verb (t)
1. to deal a blow or stroke to (a person or thing), as with the fist, a weapon, or a hammer; hit: he struck her and she fell to the floor.
2. to deliver a blow, stroke, or thrust with (the hand, a weapon, etc.): she struck the dagger into his chest.
3. to deal or inflict (a blow, stroke, etc.).
4. to drive or thrust forcibly: to strike the hands together.
5. to produce (fire, sparks, light, etc.) by percussion, friction, etc.
6. to cause (a match) to ignite by friction.
7. to smite or blast with some natural or supernatural agency: struck by lightning.
8. to come into forcible contact or collision with: the ship struck a rock.
9. to fall upon (something), as light or sound.
10. to enter the mind of; occur to: a happy thought struck him.
11. to catch or arrest (the eyes, etc.): the first object that strikes one's sight.
12. to impress strongly: a picture which strikes one's fancy.
13. to impress in a particular manner: how does it strike you?
14. to come across, meet with, or encounter suddenly or unexpectedly: to strike the name of a friend in a newspaper.
15. to come upon or find (ore, oil, etc.) in prospecting, boring, or the like.
16. to send down or put forth (a root, etc.), as a plant, cutting, etc.
17. to balance (a ledger, etc.).
18. to remove from the stage (the scenery and properties of an act or scene).
19. Building Trades to remove formwork from (concrete, etc.) after it has gained its initial set.
20. Nautical
a. to lower or take down (a sail, mast, etc.).
b. to lower (a sail, flag, etc.) as a salute or as a sign of surrender.
c. to lower into the hold of a vessel by means of a rope and tackle.
21. Angling to hook (a fish) by a jerk or sudden movement of the tackle.
22. to harpoon, spear, as in hunting.
23. (in various technical uses) to make level or smooth.
24. to make level or even, as a measure of grain, salt, etc., by drawing a strickle across the top.
25. to stamp (a coin, medal, etc.) or impress (a device), by a stroke.
26. Rowing to make (a specified number of strokes) in a given time: the blues struck forty in the first minute.
27. to indicate (the hour of day) by a stroke or strokes, as a clock: to strike twelve.
28. to afflict suddenly, as with disease, suffering, or death.
29. to affect deeply or overwhelm, as with terror, fear, etc.
30. to render (blind, dumb, etc.) suddenly, as if by a blow.
31. to cause (a feeling) to enter suddenly: to strike terror into a person.
32. to induce a favourable reaction in: he was struck by her beauty.
33. to start suddenly into (vigorous movement): the horse struck a gallop.
34. to assume (an attitude or posture).
35. to cause (chill, warmth, etc.) to pass or penetrate quickly.
36. to come upon or reach in travelling or in a course of procedure.
37. to make, conclude, or ratify (an agreement, treaty, etc.).
38. to reach by agreement, as a compromise: to strike a rate of payment.
39. to estimate or determine (a mean or average).
40. to break (camp).
verb (i)
41. to deal or aim a blow or stroke, as with the fist, a weapon, or a hammer; make an attack.
42. to knock, rap, or tap.
43. to hit or dash on or against something, as a moving body; come into forcible contact.
44. to run upon a bank, rock, or other obstacle, as a ship.
45. to make an impression on the mind, senses, etc., as something seen or heard.
46. to sound by percussion: the clock strikes.
47. to be indicated by such sounding: the hour has struck.
48. to be ignited by friction, as a match.
49. to make a stroke, as with the arms or legs in swimming or with an oar in rowing.
50. to produce a sound, music, etc., by touching a string or playing upon an instrument.
51. to take root, as a slip of a plant.
52. to go, proceed, or advance, especially in a new direction.
53. (of an employee or employees) to engage in a strike (def. 57).
54. Nautical
a. to lower the flag or colours, especially as a salute or as a sign of surrender.
b. to run up the white flag of surrender.
55. Angling (of fish) to swallow or grasp the bait.
noun (struck)
56. an act of striking.
57. a concerted stopping of work or withdrawal of workers' services in order to compel an employer to accede to demands or in protest against terms or conditions imposed by an employer.
58. Baseball an unsuccessful attempt on the part of the batter to hit a pitched ball, or anything ruled to be equivalent to this.
59. Cricket the obligation to face the bowling: *he found himself at the crease and taking strike. –rodney hall, 1987.
60. Tenpin Bowling
a. the knocking down of all the pins with the first bowl.
b. the score made by bowling a strike.
61. Brewing the critical temperature of the water during mashing.
62. Angling the process of grabbing at the bait.
63. Geology
a. the direction of the line formed by the intersection of the bedding plane of a bed or stratum of sedimentary rock with a horizontal plane.
b. the direction or trend of a structural feature, as an anticlinal axis or the lineation resulting from metamorphism.
64. the discovery of a rich vein of ore in mining, of oil in drilling, etc.
65. Military a sudden attack aimed at a selected target or targets: a pre-emptive strike.
adjective (struck)
66. Military of or relating to a strike (def. 65): a strike bomber.
phrase (struck)
67. on strike,
a. (of an employee or employees) engaged in a strike (def. 57).
b. Cricket (of the person batting) facing the bowler and ready to receive the next delivery.
68. strike a chord, to sound familiar; arouse a memory.
69. strike a light, (an expression of surprise, indignation, etc.)
70. strike fear into, to make afraid.
71. strike me lucky (or pink){{}} (or blue){{}} (or dead){{}} (or handsome), Also, Chiefly Qld, strike me roan. (an exclamation of surprise, indignation, etc.)
72. strike off,
a. to forbid (someone) to continue practising a profession because of unprofessional conduct, or the like: the doctor was struck off for advertising.
b. to remove or separate with a cut.
73. strike oil,
a. to discover a source of oil.
b. to enter a period of prosperity.
74. strike on, to come on suddenly or unexpectedly: to strike on a new way of doing a thing.
75. strike on (or upon), to fall on or reach, as light or sound.
76. strike out,
a. to direct one's course boldly.
b. Baseball (of a batter) to make three strikes and be declared out.
77. strike out (or off), to efface or cancel with, or as with, the stroke of a pen.
78. strike up,
a. (of an orchestra or band) to begin to play.
b. to enter upon or form (an acquaintance, etc.).
79. strike while the iron is hot, Colloquial to grasp an opportunity while the circumstances are favourable.
{Middle English; Old English strīcan. Compare streak, stroke1}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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