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 struck struck

adj

  • (used in combination) affected by something overwhelming  ( smitten, stricken, struck )
    (used in combination) affected by something overwhelming
     conscience-smitten
    conscience-smitten
     awe-struck
    awe-struck


  •  strike strike

    noun

  • ( ) a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions  ( strike, work stoppage )
    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
    the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled
  • ( ) an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective  ( strike )
    an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
     the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn
    the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn
  • a conspicuous success  ( bang, hit, smash, smasher, strike )
    a conspicuous success
     that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career
    that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career
     that new Broadway show is a real smasher
    that new Broadway show is a real smasher
     the party went with a bang
    the party went with a bang
  • (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  ( strike )
    (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
    this pitcher throws more strikes than balls
  • a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball  ( strike, ten-strike )
    a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball
     he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame
    he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame
  • a gentle blow  ( rap, strike, tap )
    a gentle blow
  • verb

  • ( ) deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon  ( strike )
    deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
     The teacher struck the child
    The teacher struck the child
     the opponent refused to strike
    the opponent refused to strike
     The boxer struck the attacker dead
    The boxer struck the attacker dead
  • ( ) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon  ( affect, impress, move, strike )
    have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
     This child impressed me as unusually mature
    This child impressed me as unusually mature
     This behavior struck me as odd
    This behavior struck me as odd
     he was dumb-struck by the news
    he was dumb-struck by the news
     her comments struck a sour note
    her comments struck a sour note
  • ( ) hit against; come into sudden contact with  ( collide with, hit, impinge on, run into, strike )
    hit against; come into sudden contact with
     The car hit a tree
    The car hit a tree
     He struck the table with his elbow
    He struck the table with his elbow
  • ( ) make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target  ( hit, strike )
    make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target
     The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939
    The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939
     We must strike the enemy's oil fields
    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
    in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2
  • ( ) indicate (a certain time) by striking  ( strike )
    indicate (a certain time) by striking
     The clock struck midnight
    The clock struck midnight
     Just when I entered, the clock struck
    Just when I entered, the clock struck
  • ( ) affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely  ( hit, strike )
    affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely
     We were hit by really bad weather
    We were hit by really bad weather
     He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager
    He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager
     The earthquake struck at midnight
    The earthquake struck at midnight
  • ( ) stop work in order to press demands  ( strike, walk out )
    stop work in order to press demands
     The auto workers are striking for higher wages
    The auto workers are striking for higher wages
     The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met
    The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met
  • ( ) cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp  ( strike )
    cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp
     strike an arc
    strike an arc
  • ( ) produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments  ( hit, strike )
    produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments
     The pianist strikes a middle C
    The pianist strikes a middle C
     strike z' on the keyboard
    strike z' on the keyboard
  • ( ) attain  ( come to, strike )
    attain
     The horse finally struck a pace
    The horse finally struck a pace
  • ( ) touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly  ( fall, shine, strike )
    touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
     Light fell on her face
    Light fell on her face
     The sun shone on the fields
    The sun shone on the fields
     The light struck the golden necklace
    The light struck the golden necklace
     A strange sound struck my ears
    A strange sound struck my ears
  • ( ) remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line  ( excise, expunge, scratch, strike )
    remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
     Please strike this remark from the record
    Please strike this remark from the record
     scratch that remark
    scratch that remark
  • ( ) produce by ignition or a blow  ( strike )
    produce by ignition or a blow
     strike fire from the flintstone
    strike fire from the flintstone
     strike a match
    strike a match
  • ( ) find unexpectedly  ( attain, chance on, chance upon, come across, come upon, discover, fall upon, happen upon, light upon, strike )
    find unexpectedly
     the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb
    the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb
     she struck a goldmine
    she struck a goldmine
     The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake
    The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake
  • arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing  ( strike )
    arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing
     strike a balance
    strike a balance
     strike a bargain
    strike a bargain
  • pierce with force  ( strike )
    pierce with force
     The bullet struck her thigh
    The bullet struck her thigh
     The icy wind struck through our coats
    The icy wind struck through our coats
  • smooth with a strickle  ( strickle, strike )
    smooth with a strickle
     strickle the grain in the measure
    strickle the grain in the measure
  • form by stamping, punching, or printing  ( coin, mint, strike )
    form by stamping, punching, or printing
     strike coins
    strike coins
     strike a medal
    strike a medal
  • disassemble a temporary structure, such as a tent or a theatrical set  ( strike )
    disassemble a temporary structure, such as a tent or a theatrical set
     after the show, we'll have to strike the set and pack up
    after the show, we'll have to strike the set and pack up
  • occupy or take on  ( assume, strike, take, take up )
    occupy or take on
     He assumes the lotus position
    He assumes the lotus position
     She took her seat on the stage
    She took her seat on the stage
     We took our seats in the orchestra
    We took our seats in the orchestra
     She took up her position behind the tree
    She took up her position behind the tree
     strike a pose
    strike a pose
  • drive something violently into a location  ( hit, strike )
    drive something violently into a location
     he hit his fist on the table
    he hit his fist on the table
     she struck her head on the low ceiling
    she struck her head on the low ceiling
  • cause to experience suddenly  ( come to, hit, strike )
    cause to experience suddenly
     Panic struck me
    Panic struck me
     An interesting idea hit her
    An interesting idea hit her
     A thought came to me
    A thought came to me
     The thought struck terror in our minds
    The thought struck terror in our minds
     They were struck with fear
    They were struck with fear


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