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STRIKE (struck)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does strike mean? 

STRIKE (noun)
  The noun STRIKE has 6 senses:

1. a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
2. an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
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
4. a gentle blow
5. a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball
6. a conspicuous success

  Familiarity information: STRIKE used as a noun is common.


STRIKE (verb)
  The verb STRIKE has 21 senses:

1. hit against; come into sudden contact with
2. deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
3. have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
4. make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target
5. indicate (a certain time) by striking
6. affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely
7. stop work in order to press demands
8. touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
9. attain
10. produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically
11. cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp
12. find unexpectedly
13. produce by ignition or a blow
14. remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
15. cause to experience suddenly
16. drive something violently into a location
17. occupy or take on
18. form by stamping, punching, or printing
19. smooth with a strickle
20. pierce with force
21. arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing

  Familiarity information: STRIKE used as a verb is very familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


STRIKE (noun)


Sense 1strike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

work stoppage; strike

Context example:

the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled

Hypernyms ("strike" is a kind of...):

job action (a temporary action by workers to protest management decision or to make demands)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "strike"):

wildcat strike (a strike undertaken by workers without approval from the officials of their union)

walkout (a strike in which the workers walk out)

sympathetic strike; sympathy strike (a strike in support of other workers who are on strike; a strike not resulting from direct grievances against the workers' employer)

sit-down; sit-down strike (a strike in which workers refuse to leave the workplace until a settlement is reached)


Sense 2strike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn

Hypernyms ("strike" is a kind of...):

attack; onrush; onset; onslaught ((military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "strike"):

first strike (the initial use of nuclear weapons to attack a country that also has nuclear weapons; considered feasible only when the attacker can destroy the other country's ability to retaliate)

surgical strike (an attack (usually without prior warning) intended to deal only with a specific target)

preventive attack; preventive strike (a strike that is carried out in order to deter expected aggression by hostile forces)


Sense 3strike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

this pitcher throws more strikes than balls

Hypernyms ("strike" is a kind of...):

delivery; pitch ((baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter)


Sense 4strike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A gentle blow

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

rap; tap; strike

Hypernyms ("strike" is a kind of...):

blow; bump (an impact (as from a collision))


Sense 5strike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

ten-strike; strike

Context example:

he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame

Hypernyms ("strike" is a kind of...):

score (the act of scoring in a game or sport)


Sense 6strike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A conspicuous success

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

hit; smasher; bang; smash; strike

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("strike" is a kind of...):

success (an attainment that is successful)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "strike"):

blockbuster; megahit; smash hit (an unusually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel))

sleeper (an unexpected hit)


STRIKE (verb)


Sense 1strike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hit against; come into sudden contact with

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

strike; impinge on; collide with; hit; run into

Context examples:

The car hit a tree / He struck the table with his elbow

Hypernyms (to "strike" is one way to...):

touch (make physical contact with, come in contact with)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "strike"):

clash; collide (crash together with violent impact)

bump into; butt against; jar against; knock against; run into (collide violently with an obstacle)

bump; knock (knock against with force or violence)

bottom out (hit the ground)

bottom (strike the ground, as with a ship's bottom)

thud (strike with a dull sound)

spat (strike with a sound like that of falling rain)

connect (land on or hit solidly)

stub (strike (one's toe) accidentally against an object)

ping (hit with a pinging noise)

bang; spang (leap, jerk, bang)

rear-end (collide with the rear end of)

broadside (collide with the broad side of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

The car strikes the tree


Sense 2strike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context examples:

The teacher struck the child / the opponent refused to strike / The boxer struck the attacker dead

Hypernyms (to "strike" is one way to...):

touch (make physical contact with, come in contact with)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "strike"):

beat (hit repeatedly)

beat (strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music)

sclaff (strike (the ground) in making a sclaff)

clout (strike hard, especially with the fist)

knap; rap (strike sharply)

chop (strike sharply, as in some sports)

slap (hit with something flat, like a paddle or the open hand)

sclaff (strike (a gold ball) such that the ground is scraped first)

batter; buffet; knock about (strike against forcefully)

lash; whip (strike as if by whipping)

sideswipe (strike from the side)

jab (strike or punch with quick and short blows)

dab; pat (hit lightly)

bunt; butt (to strike, thrust or shove against, often with head or horns)

knock; strike hard (deliver a sharp blow or push :)

cut down; down; knock down; pull down; push down (cause to come or go down)

spur (strike with a spur)

beak; peck; pick (hit lightly with a picking motion)

tap; tip (strike lightly)

hew (strike with an axe; cut down, strike)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

The fighter managed to strike his opponent

Also:

strike down (cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow)


Sense 3strike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

impress; strike; affect; move

Context examples:

This child impressed me as unusually mature / This behavior struck me as odd

Cause:

experience; feel (undergo an emotional sensation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "strike"):

pierce (move or affect (a person's emotions or bodily feelings) deeply or sharply)

impress (impress positively)

sweep away; sweep off (overwhelm emotionally)

disturb; trouble; upset (move deeply)

stir; touch (affect emotionally)

move (arouse sympathy or compassion in)

sadden (make unhappy)

alienate (make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated)

cloud (make gloomy or depressed)

smite (affect suddenly with deep feeling)

hit home; strike a chord; strike a note; strike home (refer to or be relevant or familiar to)

infect (affect in a contagious way)

surprise (cause to be surprised)

impress; ingrain; instill (produce or try to produce a vivid impression of)

awaken (make aware)

engrave (impress or affect deeply)

strike dumb (render speechless, as by surprising or shocking)

zap (strike suddenly and with force)

jar (affect in a disagreeable way)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

The bad news will strike him
The good news will strike her


Sense 4strike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

strike; hit

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "strike" is one way to...):

assail; attack (launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "strike"):

retaliate; strike back (make a counterattack and return like for like, especially evil for evil)

stroke (strike a ball with a smooth blow)

chop (hit sharply)

slice (hit a ball so that it causes a backspin)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 5strike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Indicate (a certain time) by striking

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context examples:

The clock struck midnight / Just when I entered, the clock struck

Hypernyms (to "strike" is one way to...):

read; record; register; show (indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 6strike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

hit; strike

Context examples:

We were hit by really bad weather / He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager / The earthquake struck at midnight

Hypernyms (to "strike" is one way to...):

affect; bear on; bear upon; impact; touch; touch on (have an effect upon)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 7strike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stop work in order to press demands

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

walk out; strike

Context examples:

The auto workers are striking for higher wages / The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met

Hypernyms (to "strike" is one way to...):

dissent; protest; resist (express opposition through action or words)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 8strike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

shine; strike; fall

Context examples:

Light fell on her face / The sun shone on the fields / The light struck the golden necklace / A strange sound struck my ears

Hypernyms (to "strike" is one way to...):

come about; fall out; go on; hap; happen; occur; pass; pass off; take place (come to pass)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 9strike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attain

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

come to; strike

Context example:

The horse finally struck a pace

Hypernyms (to "strike" is one way to...):

accomplish; achieve; attain; reach (to gain with effort)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 10strike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

strike; hit

Context examples:

The pianist strikes a middle C / strike 'z' on the keyboard / her comments struck a sour note

Hypernyms (to "strike" is one way to...):

touch (make physical contact with, come in contact with)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 11strike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

strike an arc

Hypernyms (to "strike" is one way to...):

form; shape (give shape or form to)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 12strike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Find unexpectedly

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

happen upon; fall upon; come upon; come across; chance upon; chance on; light upon; attain; discover; strike

Context examples:

the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb / she struck a goldmine / The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake

Hypernyms (to "strike" is one way to...):

find; regain (come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 13strike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Produce by ignition or a blow

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context examples:

strike fire from the flintstone / strike a match

Hypernyms (to "strike" is one way to...):

create; make (make or cause to be or to become)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 14strike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

excise; expunge; scratch; strike

Context examples:

Please strike this remark from the record / scratch that remark

Hypernyms (to "strike" is one way to...):

cancel; delete (remove or make invisible)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 15strike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to experience suddenly

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

come to; hit; strike

Context examples:

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

Sentence frame:

Something ----s somebody


Sense 16strike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Drive something violently into a location

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

hit; strike

Context examples:

he hit his fist on the table / she struck her head on the low ceiling

Hypernyms (to "strike" is one way to...):

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "strike"):

smash (hit violently)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 17strike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Occupy or take on

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

assume; take up; strike; take

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "strike" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 18strike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Form by stamping, punching, or printing

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

mint; coin; strike

Context examples:

strike coins / strike a medal

Hypernyms (to "strike" is one way to...):

create from raw material; create from raw stuff (make from scratch)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 19strike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Smooth with a strickle

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

strickle; strike

Context example:

strickle the grain in the measure

Hypernyms (to "strike" is one way to...):

even; even out; flush; level (make level or straight)

"Strike" entails doing...:

smooth; smoothen (make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 20strike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pierce with force

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context examples:

The bullet struck her thigh / The icy wind struck through our coats

Hypernyms (to "strike" is one way to...):

penetrate; perforate (pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Something ----s something


Sense 21strike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Context examples:

strike a balance / strike a bargain

Hypernyms (to "strike" is one way to...):

figure out; lick; puzzle out; solve; work; work out (find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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