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English noun: strike

1. strike (act) a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions


SamplesThe strike lasted more than a month before it was settled.


Synonymswork stoppage


Broader (hypernym)job action


Narrower (hyponym)sit-down, sit-down strike, sympathetic strike, sympathy strike, walkout, wildcat strike

2. strike (act) an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective


SamplesThe strike was scheduled to begin at dawn.


Broader (hypernym)attack, onrush, onset, onslaught


Narrower (hyponym)first strike, preventive attack, preventive strike, surgical strike

3. strike (event) a gentle blow


Synonymsrap, tap


Broader (hypernym)blow, bump

4. strike (act) a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball


SamplesHe finished with three strikes in the tenth frame.


Synonymsten-strike


Broader (hypernym)score

5. strike (act) (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


SamplesThis pitcher throws more strikes than balls.


Broader (hypernym)delivery, pitch

6. strike (act) a conspicuous success


SamplesThat 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.


Synonymsbang, hit, smash, smasher


Broader (hypernym)success


Narrower (hyponym)blockbuster, megahit, sleeper, smash hit


English verb: strike

1. strike (contact) deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon


SamplesThe teacher struck the child.
The opponent refused to strike.
The boxer struck the attacker dead.


ExamplesThe fighter managed to strike his opponent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)touch


Narrower (hyponym)batter, beak, beat, beat, buffet, bunt, butt, chop, clout, cut down, dab, down, hew, jab, knap, knock, knock about, knock down, lash, pat, peck, pick, pull down, push down, rap, sclaff, sclaff, sideswipe, slap, spur, strike hard, tap, tip, whip


Verb groupcollide with, hit, impinge on, run into, strike

2. strike (emotion) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon


SamplesThis child impressed me as unusually mature.
This behavior struck me as odd.


ExamplesThe bad news will strike him, The good news will strike her


Synonymsaffect, impress, move


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)alienate, awaken, cloud, disturb, engrave, hit home, impress, impress, infect, ingrain, instill, jar, move, pierce, sadden, smite, stir, strike a chord, strike a note, strike dumb, strike home, surprise, sweep away, sweep off, touch, trouble, upset, zap


Causeexperience, feel


Verb groupactuate, come to, hit, incite, motivate, move, prompt, propel, strike

3. strike (contact) hit against; come into sudden contact with


SamplesThe car hit a tree.
He struck the table with his elbow.


ExamplesThe car strikes the tree


Synonymscollide with, hit, impinge on, run into


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)touch


Narrower (hyponym)bang, bottom, bottom out, broadside, bump, bump into, butt against, clash, collide, connect, glance, jar against, knock, knock against, ping, rear-end, run into, spang, spat, stub, thud


Verb groupstrike


Antonymsmiss

4. strike (competition) make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target


SamplesThe Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939.
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.


Synonymshit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)assail, attack


Narrower (hyponym)chop, retaliate, slice, strike back, stroke


Verb grouphit, hit, pip, shoot, strike

5. strike (communication) indicate (a certain time) by striking


SamplesThe clock struck midnight.
Just when I entered, the clock struck.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)read, record, register, show

6. strike (contact) affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely


SamplesWe were hit by really bad weather.
He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager.
The earthquake struck at midnight.


Synonymshit


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)affect, bear on, bear upon, impact, touch, touch on


Verb grouphit, strike

7. strike (social) stop work in order to press demands


SamplesThe auto workers are striking for higher wages.
The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met.


Synonymswalk out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)dissent, protest, resist

8. strike (stative) touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly


SamplesLight fell on her face.
The sun shone on the fields.
The light struck the golden necklace.
A strange sound struck my ears.


Synonymsfall, shine


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place

9. strike (social) attain


SamplesThe horse finally struck a pace.


Synonymscome to


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)accomplish, achieve, attain, reach

10. strike (contact) produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically


SamplesThe pianist strikes a middle C.
Strike `z' on the keyboard.
Her comments struck a sour note.


Synonymshit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)touch

11. strike (change) cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp


SamplesStrike an arc.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)form, shape


Verb groupstrike

12. strike (possession) find unexpectedly


SamplesThe archeologists chanced upon an old tomb.
She struck a goldmine.
The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake.


Synonymsattain, chance on, chance upon, come across, come upon, discover, fall upon, happen upon, light upon


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)find, regain

13. strike (creation) produce by ignition or a blow


SamplesStrike fire from the flintstone.
Strike a match.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Verb groupstrike

14. strike (contact) remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line


SamplesPlease strike this remark from the record.
Scratch that remark.


Synonymsexcise, expunge, scratch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cancel, delete

15. strike (perception) cause to experience suddenly


SamplesPanic struck me.
An interesting idea hit her.
A thought came to me.
The thought struck terror in our minds.
They were struck with fear.


Synonymscome to, hit


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Verb groupaffect, impress, move, strike

16. strike (motion) drive something violently into a location


SamplesHe hit his fist on the table.
She struck her head on the low ceiling.


Synonymshit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)smash

17. strike (motion) occupy or take on


SamplesHe 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.


Synonymsassume, take, take up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)move


Verb groupfill, occupy, take

18. strike (creation) form by stamping, punching, or printing


SamplesStrike coins.
Strike a medal.


Synonymscoin, mint


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create from raw material, create from raw stuff

19. strike (contact) smooth with a strickle


SamplesStrickle the grain in the measure.


Synonymsstrickle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)even, even out, flush, level


Entailsmooth, smoothen

20. strike (contact) pierce with force


SamplesThe bullet struck her thigh.
The icy wind struck through our coats.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)penetrate, perforate

21. strike (cognition) arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing


SamplesStrike a balance.
Strike a bargain.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)figure out, lick, puzzle out, solve, work, work out









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