- 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；a refusal to do something expected or required, typically by a body of people, 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 bang, beat, hit, pound, informalbash, ... 更多
- ▪ inflict (a blow) the armies assembled but never struck a blow he struck her two blows on the leg 同義詞 hit, slap, smack, beat, thrash, ... 更多
- ▪ 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 on Whitepark Road 同義詞 crash into, collide with, be in collision with, hit, run into, ... 更多
- ▪ (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) so as to score a run, point, or goal he struck the ball into the back of the net 同義詞 hit, drive, propel, force, informalclout, ... 更多
- ▪ 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 an earthquake struck the island tragedy struck when he was killed in a car crash 同義詞 affect, afflict, attack, hit, come upon, ... 更多
- ▪ carry out an aggressive or violent action, typically without warning it was eight months before the murderer struck again 同義詞 attack, make an attack/assault, set upon someone, fall on someone, assault someone
- ▪ 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 occur to, come to, dawn on one, hit, come to mind, ... 更多
- ▪ cause (someone) to have a particular impression it struck him that Marjorie was unusually silent the idea struck her as odd 同義詞 seem to, appear to, look to, give someone the impression of being, impress, ... 更多
- ▪ find particularly interesting, noticeable, or impressive Lucy was struck by the ethereal beauty of the scene
- 4. (of a clock) indicate the time by sounding a chime or stroke the church clock struck twelve
- 5. ignite (a match) by rubbing it briskly against an abrasive surface the match went out and he struck another 同義詞 ignite, light反義詞 extinguish
- ▪ 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 go on strike, down tools, walk out, mutiny, rebel, ... 更多
- ▪ North American undertake an organized protest against (an employer) photoengravers voted to strike the New York Times
- 7. cancel, remove, or cross out with or as if with a pen strike his name from the list striking words through with a pen
- 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 achieve, reach, arrive at, find, attain, ... 更多
- ▪ (in financial contexts) reach (a figure) by balancing an account last year's loss was struck after allowing for depreciation of 67 million dollars
- ▪ 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 discover, find, come upon, light on, chance on, ... 更多
- ▪ 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 practiced crawl he struck off down the track 同義詞 go, make one's way, set out, head, direct one's footsteps, ... 更多
- 12. take down (a tent or the tents of an encampment) it took ages to strike camp 同義詞 take down, pull down, bring down, take apart反義詞 pitch
- ▪ 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 colors 同義詞 lower, take down, let down, bring down反義詞 hoist
- 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 walkout, industrial action
- ▪ a refusal to do something expected or required, typically by a body of people, with a similar aim a rent strike
- 2. a sudden attack, typically a military one the threat of nuclear strikes 同義詞 attack, air strike, air attack, assault, bombing, ... 更多
- ▪ (in 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 find, discovery, unearthing, uncovering
- 4. a pitch that is counted against the batter, in particular one that the batter swings at and misses, or that passes through the strike zone without the batter swinging, or that the batter hits foul (unless two strikes have already been called). A batter accumulating three strikes is out.
- ▪ a pitch that passes through the strike zone and is not hit.
- ▪ 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.
- 6. short for fly strike