- hit forcibly and deliberately with one's hand or a weapon or other implement；inflict (a blow)
- a refusal to work organized by a body of employees as a form of protest, typically in an attempt to gain a concession or concessions from their employer；an organized refusal to do something expected or required, with a similar aim
verb: strike, 3rd person present: strikes, gerund or present participle: striking, past tense: struck, past participle: struck
noun: strike, plural noun: strikes
- 1. hit forcibly and deliberately with one's hand or a weapon or other implement he raised his hand, as if to strike me one man was struck on the head with a stick 同義詞
- ▪ inflict (a blow) the armies assembled but never struck a blow he struck her two blows on the leg 同義詞
- ▪ accidentally hit (a part of one's body) against something she fell, striking her head against the side of the boat
- ▪ come into forcible contact or collision with he was struck by a car in Whitepark Road 同義詞
- ▪ (of a beam or ray of light or heat) fall on (an object or surface) the light struck her ring, reflecting off the diamond
- ▪ (in sporting contexts) hit or kick (a ball) he struck the ball into the back of the net 同義詞
- ▪ produce (a musical note) by pressing or hitting a key.
- 2. (of a disaster, disease, or other unwelcome phenomenon) occur suddenly and have harmful or damaging effects on a major earthquake struck the island tragedy struck when Nick was killed in a car crash 同義詞
- ▪ carry out an aggressive or violent action, typically without warning it was eight months before the murderer struck again 同義詞
- ▪ cause (someone) to be in a specified state he was struck dumb
- 3. (of a thought or idea) come into the mind of (someone) suddenly or unexpectedly a disturbing thought struck Melissa 同義詞
- ▪ cause (someone) to have a particular impression it struck him that Marjorie was unusually silent the idea struck her as odd 同義詞
- ▪ find particularly interesting, noticeable, or impressive Lucy was struck by the ethereal beauty of the scene
- ▪ informal be deeply fond of or infatuated with she was rather struck on Angus, wasn't she?
- 4. (of a clock) indicate the time by sounding a chime or stroke the church clock struck twelve
- ▪ (of time) be indicated by a clock sounding a chime or stroke eight o'clock struck
- 5. ignite (a match) by rubbing it briskly against an abrasive surface the match went out and he struck another 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ produce (fire or a spark) as a result of friction his iron stick struck sparks from the pavement
- ▪ bring (an electric arc) into being heat is generated by an electric arc struck between two graphitic electrodes
- 6. (of employees) refuse to work as a form of organized protest, typically in an attempt to obtain a particular concession or concessions from their employer workers may strike over threatened job losses 同義詞
- ▪ North American undertake strike action against (an employer) photoengravers voted to strike the New York Times
- 7. cancel, remove, or cross out with or as if with a pen I will strike his name from the list the Court of Appeal struck out the claim for exemplary damages
- 8. make (a coin or medal) by stamping metal they struck similar medals on behalf of the Normandy veterans
- ▪ (in cinematography) make (another print) of a film the film was reissued on a new print struck from the old negative
- 9. reach, achieve, or agree to (something involving agreement, balance, or compromise) the team has struck a deal with a sports marketing agency you have to strike a happy medium 同義詞
- ▪ (in financial contexts) reach (a figure) by balancing an account last year's loss was struck after allowing for depreciation of £67 million
- ▪ Canadian form (a committee) the government struck a committee to settle the issue
- 10. discover (gold, minerals, or oil) by drilling or mining if they do strike oil, there will be another test well in a year's time 同義詞
- ▪ come to or reach several days out of the village, we struck the Gilgit Road
- 11. move or proceed vigorously or purposefully she struck out into the lake with a practised crawl he struck off down the track 同義詞
- 12. take down (a tent or the tents of an encampment) it took ages to strike camp 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ dismantle (theatrical scenery) the minute we finish this evening, they'll start striking the set
- ▪ lower or take down (a flag or sail), especially as a salute or to signify surrender the ship struck her German colours 同義詞 反義詞
- 13. insert (a cutting of a plant) in soil to take root best results are obtained from striking them in a propagator
- ▪ (of a plant or cutting) develop roots small conifers will strike from cuttings
- ▪ (of a young oyster) attach itself to a bed there is no better surface for the spat to strike on than another oyster
- 14. secure a hook in the mouth of a fish by jerking or tightening the line after it has taken the bait or fly.
- 1. a refusal to work organized by a body of employees as a form of protest, typically in an attempt to gain a concession or concessions from their employer dockers voted for an all-out strike local government workers went on strike 同義詞
- ▪ an organized refusal to do something expected or required, with a similar aim a rent strike
- 2. a sudden attack, typically a military one the threat of nuclear strikes 同義詞
- ▪ (in sporting contexts) an act of hitting or kicking a ball his 32nd-minute strike helped the team to end a run of three defeats
- ▪ (in tenpin bowling) an act of knocking down all the pins with one's first ball.
- ▪ an act or instance of jerking or tightening the line to secure a fish that has already taken the bait or fly.
- 3. a discovery of gold, minerals, or oil by drilling or mining the Lena goldfields strike of 1912 同義詞
- 4. a batter's unsuccessful attempt to hit a pitched ball.
- ▪ a pitch that passes through the strike zone.
- ▪ North American something to one's discredit when they returned from Vietnam they had two strikes against them
- 5. the horizontal or compass direction of a stratum, fault, or other geological feature the mine workings follow the strike of the Bonsor Vein
- 6. short for fly strike