strike  

  • Pronunciation of strike: S T R AY1 K (straɪk)

  • Number of syllables of strike: 1

  • Pronunciation Video of strike

  • Definition of strike

    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): a pitch that is in the strike zone and that the batter does not hit; "this pitcher throws more strikes than balls"  
    • (n): a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball; "he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame"  
    • (n): an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective; "the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn"  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): a gentle blow  
    • (v): cause to form between electrodes of an arc lamp; "strike an arc"  
    • (v): arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing; "strike a balance"; "strike a bargain"  
    • (v): indicate (a certain time) by striking; "The clock struck midnight"; "Just when I entered, the clock struck"  
    • (v): 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  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): pierce with force; "The bullet struck her thigh"; "The icy wind struck through our coats"  
    • (v): hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"  
    • (v): smooth with a strickle; "strickle the grain in the measure"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): remove by erasing or crossing out; "Please strike this remark from the record"  
    • (v): form by stamping, punching, or printing; "strike coins"; "strike a medal"  
    • (v): produce by ignition or a blow; "strike fire from the flintstone"; "strike a match"  
    • (v): have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): drive something violently into a location; "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): attain; "The horse finally struck a pace"  
    • (v): 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"  
  • Examples of strike

    • Tsunami waves strike the town.  
    • The incipient strike was broken.  
    • I was apprehensive to strike the vote.  
    • This strike was completely madcap to execute.  
    • It uses its proboscis to strike the prey.  
    • In a preemptive strike, the attack of the enemy is imminent.  
    • The strike was severe.  
    • However, the strike paralyzed the meat industry.  
    • I request you strike out your misapprehension.  
    • The neutrons strike the nuclei and bounce off.  

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