Definitions of strike:
  • noun:   a pitch that is in the strike zone and that the batter does not hit
    Example: "This pitcher throws more strikes than balls"
  • noun:   a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball
    Example: "He finished with three strikes in the tenth frame"
  • noun:   an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
    Example: "The strike was scheduled to begin at dawn"
  • noun:   a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
    Example: "The strike lasted more than a month before it was settled"
  • noun:   a gentle blow
  • noun:   a conspicuous success
  • verb:   stop work in order to press demands
  • verb:   arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing
    Example: "Strike a balance"
  • verb:   indicate (a certain time) by striking
  • verb:   make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target
    Example: "We must strike the enemy's oil fields"
  • verb:   produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically
    Example: "The pianist strikes a middle C"
  • verb:   pierce with force
  • verb:   cause to form between electrodes of an arc lamp
    Example: "Strike an arc"
  • verb:   deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
    Example: "The opponent refused to strike"
  • verb:   remove by erasing or crossing out
    Example: "Please strike this remark from the record"
  • verb:   produce by ignition or a blow
    Example: "Strike fire from the flintstone"
  • verb:   drive something violently into a location
  • verb:   cause to experience suddenly
  • verb:   find unexpectedly
  • verb:   attain
  • verb:   affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely
  • verb:   hit against; come into sudden contact with
  • verb:   smooth with a strickle
  • verb:   touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
  • verb:   form by stamping, punching, or printing
    Example: "Strike coins"
  • verb:   occupy or take on
    Example: "Strike a pose"
  • verb:   have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #53985)

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