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Strike meaning

strike - 52 dictionary results

  1. 1. a conspicuous success; " 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"
  2. 2. deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; " The teacher struck the child"; " the opponent refused to strike"; " The boxer struck the attacker dead"
  3. 3. produce by ignition or a blow; " strike fire from the flintstone"; " strike a match"
  4. 4. occupy or take on; " 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"
  5. 5. drive something violently into a location; " he hit his fist on the table"; " she struck her head on the low ceiling"
  6. 6. A sudden finding of rich ore in mining; hence, any sudden success or good fortune, esp. financial.
  7. 7. Act of leveling all the pins with the first bowl; also, the score thus made. Sometimes called double spare.
  8. 8. Any actual or constructive striking at the pitched ball, three of which, if the ball is not hit fairly, cause the batter to be put out; hence, any of various acts or events which are ruled as equivalent to such a striking, as failing to strike at a ball so pitched that the batter should have struck at it.
  9. 9. Same as Ten- strike.
  10. 10. To touch or hit with some force, either with the hand or with an instrument; to smite; to give a blow to, either with the hand or with any instrument or missile.
  11. 11. To come in collision with; to strike against; as, a bullet struck him; the wave struck the boat amidships; the ship struck a reef.
  12. 12. To give, as a blow; to impel, as with a blow; to give a force to; to dash; to cast.
  13. 13. To thrust in; to cause to enter or penetrate; to set in the earth; as, a tree strikes its roots deep.
  14. 14. To punish; to afflict; to smite.
  15. 15. To cause to sound by one or more beats; to indicate or notify by audible strokes; as, the clock strikes twelve; the drums strike up a march.
  16. 16. To lower; to let or take down; to remove; as, to strike sail; to strike a flag or an ensign, as in token of surrender; to strike a yard or a topmast in a gale; to strike a tent; to strike the centering of an arch.
  17. 17. To make a sudden impression upon, as by a blow; to affect sensibly with some strong emotion; as, to strike the mind, with surprise; to strike one with wonder, alarm, dread, or horror.
  18. 18. To affect in some particular manner by a sudden impression or impulse; as, the plan proposed strikes me favorably; to strike one dead or blind.
  19. 19. To cause to ignite; as, to strike a match.
  20. 20. To make and ratify; as, to strike a bargain.
  21. 21. To take forcibly or fraudulently; as, to strike money.
  22. 22. To level, as a measure of grain, salt, or the like, by scraping off with a straight instrument what is above the level of the top.
  23. 23. To hit upon, or light upon, suddenly; as, my eye struck a strange word; they soon struck the trail.
  24. 24. To borrow money of; to make a demand upon; as, he struck a friend for five dollars.
  25. 25. To lade into a cooler, as a liquor.
  26. 26. To advance; to cause to go forward; -- used only in past participle.
  27. 27. To move; to advance; to proceed; to take a course; as, to strike into the fields.
  28. 28. To deliver a quick blow or thrust; to give blows.
  29. 29. To hit; to collide; to dush; to clash; as, a hammer strikes against the bell of a clock.
  30. 30. To sound by percussion, with blows, or as with blows; to be struck; as, the clock strikes.
  31. 31. To make an attack; to aim a blow.
  32. 32. To touch; to act by appulse.
  33. 33. To run upon a rock or bank; to be stranded; as, the ship struck in the night.
  34. 34. To pass with a quick or strong effect; to dart; to penetrate.
  35. 35. To break forth; to commence suddenly; -- with into; as, to strike into reputation; to strike into a run.
  36. 36. To lower a flag, or colors, in token of respect, or to signify a surrender of a ship to an enemy.
  37. 37. To quit work in order to compel an increase, or prevent a reduction, of wages.
  38. 38. To become attached to something; -- said of the spat of oysters.
  39. 39. To steal money.
  40. 40. The act of striking.
  41. 41. An instrument with a straight edge for leveling a measure of grain, salt, and the like, scraping off what is above the level of the top; a strickle.
  42. 42. A bushel; four pecks.
  43. 43. An old measure of four bushels.
  44. 44. Fullness of measure; hence, excellence of quality.
  45. 45. An iron pale or standard in a gate or fence.
  46. 46. The act of quitting work; specifically, such an act by a body of workmen, done as a means of enforcing compliance with demands made on their employer.
  47. 47. A puddler's stirrer.
  48. 48. The horizontal direction of the outcropping edges of tilted rocks; or, the direction of a horizontal line supposed to be drawn on the surface of a tilted stratum. It is at right angles to the dip.
  49. 49. The extortion of money, or the attempt to extort money, by threat of injury; blackmailing.
  50. 50. Act of striking for higher wages; direction of rock strata.
  51. 51. To give a blow to; to impress; indicate by sound; affect strongly; lower, as a flag or sail.
  52. 52. To give a blow; run aground; indicate the hour by sound of a bell; lower the flag; give up work to compel an increase of wages.

strike - examples of usage

  1. " I think a strike is always bad business. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. " I think the strike is useless," said Conrad. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  3. What's the reason you couldn't get us up a paper on the strike?" - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
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