HyperDic: strike

English > 28 senses of the word strike:
NOUNactstrike, work stoppagea group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
actstrikean attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
eventstrike, rap, tapa gentle blow
actstrike, ten-strikea score in tenpins
actstrike(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 / judges to be in the area over home plate and between the batter's knees and shoulders
actstrike, hit, smash, smasher, banga conspicuous success
VERBcontactstrikedeliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
emotionstrike, affect, impress, movehave an emotional or cognitive impact / impact upon
contactstrike, hit, impinge on, run into, collide withhit against
competitionstrike, hitmake a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target
communicationstrikeindicate (a certain time) by striking
contactstrike, hitaffect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely
socialstrike, walk outstop work in order to press demands
stativestrike, fall, shinetouch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
socialstrike, come toattain
contactstrike, hitproduce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically
changestrikecause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp
possessionstrike, fall upon, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain, discoverfind unexpectedly
creationstrikeproduce by ignition or a blow
contactstrike, scratch, expunge, exciseremove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
perceptionstrike, hit, come tocause to experience suddenly
motionstrike, hitdrive something violently into a location
motionstrike, assume, take, take upoccupy or take on
creationstrikedisassemble a temporary structure, such as a tent or a theatrical set
creationstrike, mint, coinform by stamping, punching, or printing
contactstrike, stricklesmooth with a strickle
contactstrikepierce with force
cognitionstrikearrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing
strike > pronunciation
Soundsstray'k
Rhymesalike ... wormlike: 58 rhymes with ayk...
English > strike: 28 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA 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"
Synonymwork stoppage
Narrowersit-down, sit-down strikeA strike in which workers refuse to leave the workplace until a settlement is reached
sympathy strike, sympathetic strikeA strike in support of other workers who are on strike
walkoutA strike in which the workers walk out
wildcat strikeA strike undertaken by workers without approval from the officials of their union
Broaderjob actionA temporary action by workers to protest management decision or to make demands
Spanishhuelga
Catalanvaga
Verbsstrikestop work in order to press demands
English > strike: 28 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAn attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective.
Example"the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn"
Narrowerfirst strikeThe initial use of nuclear weapons to attack a country that also has nuclear weapons
preventive strike, preventive attackA strike that is carried out in order to deter expected aggression by hostile forces
surgical strikeAn attack (usually without prior warning) intended to deal only with a specific target
Broaderattack, onslaught, onset, onrush(military) an offensive against an enemy / enemy (using weapons)
Spanishataque, golpe
Catalanatac, cop
Verbsstrikemake a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target
English > strike: 28 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningA gentle blow.
Synonymsrap, tap
Broaderblow, bumpAn impact (as from a collision)
Spanishgolpecito
Catalancop
Verbsstrikedeliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
strikehit against
English > strike: 28 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningA score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball.
Example"he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame"
Synonymten-strike
BroaderscoreThe act of scoring in a game / game / game or sport
Spanishchuza
English > strike: 28 senses > noun 5, act
Meaning(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 / judges to be in the area over home plate and between the batter's knees and shoulders.
Example"this pitcher throws more strikes than balls"
Broaderpitch, delivery(baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
Spanishstrike
Verbsstrikemake a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target
English > strike: 28 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningA conspicuous success.
Synonymshit, smash, smasher, bang
Narrowerblockbuster, megahit, smash hitAn unusually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel)
sleeperAn unexpected hit
BroadersuccessAn attainment that is successful
Spanishexitazo, éxito, golpe, triunfar, triunfo
Catalancop, èxit, xoc
English > strike: 28 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningdeliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThe fighter managed to strike his opponent
Example "the opponent refused to strike"
Narrowerbeathit repeatedly
beatstrike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music
buffet, knock about, batterstrike against forcefully
butt, buntTo strike, thrust or shove against
chopstrike sharply, as in some sports
cloutstrike hard, especially with the fist
dab, pathit lightly
down, knock down, cut down, push down, pull downCause to come or go down
hewstrike with an axe
jabstrike or punch with quick and short blows
knock, strike harddeliver a sharp blow or push
peck, pick, beakhit lightly with a picking motion
rap, knapstrike sharply
sclaffstrike (a golf ball) such that the ground is scraped first
sclaffstrike (the ground) in making a sclaff
sideswipestrike from the side
slaphit with something flat, like a paddle or the open hand
spurstrike with a spur
tap, tipstrike lightly
whip, lashstrike as if by whipping
Broadertouchmake physical contact with, come in contact with
See alsostrike downcause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
Similar tohit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide withhit against
Spanishgolpear secamente, golpear, pegar
Catalancolpejar, copejar, pegar, tustar
Nounsstrikea gentle blow
strikerthe part of a mechanical device that strikes something
strikersomeone who hits
strikingthe act of contacting one thing with another
English > strike: 28 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningHave an emotional or cognitive impact / impact upon.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will strike him; The good news will strike her
Synonymsaffect, impress, move
Cause tofeel, experienceUndergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind
NarroweralienateMake withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated
awakenmake aware / aware
cloudmake gloomy or depressed
disturb, upset, troubleMove deeply
engraveimpress or affect deeply
hit home, strike home, strike a chord, strike a noterefer to or be relevant or familiar / familiar to
impress, ingrain, instillproduce or try to produce a vivid impression of
impressimpress positively
infectaffect in a contagious way
jaraffect in a disagreeable way
moveArouse sympathy or compassion in
pierceMove or affect (a person's emotions or bodily feelings) deeply or sharply
saddenmake unhappy
smiteaffect suddenly with deep feeling
strike dumbRender speechless, as by surprising or shocking
surpriseCause to be surprised
sweep away, sweep offoverwhelm emotionally
touch, stiraffect emotionally
zapstrike suddenly and with force
Similar tohit, strike, come toCause to experience suddenly
motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, inciteGive an incentive for action / action
Spanishafectar, conmover, impresionar, repercutir
Catalanafectar, repercutir
English > strike: 28 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaninghit against; come into sudden contact with.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThe car strikes the tree
Synonymshit, impinge on, run into, collide with
Narrowerbottomstrike the ground, as with a ship's bottom
bottom outhit the ground
broadsidecollide with the broad side / side of
bump, knockknock against with force or violence
collide, clashcrash together with violent impact
connectLand on or hit solidly
glanceHit at an angle
pinghit with a pinging noise
rear-endcollide with the rear end of
run into, bump into, jar against, butt against, knock againstcollide violently with an obstacle
spang, bangleap, jerk, bang
spatstrike with a sound / sound like that of falling rain
stubstrike (one's toe) accidentally against an object
thudstrike with a dull sound
Broadertouchmake physical contact with, come in contact with
Oppositemissfail to reach
Similar tostrikedeliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
Spanishchocar, colisionar, dar, golpear, pegar
Catalancopejar, pegar
Nounsstrikea gentle blow
strikerthe part of a mechanical device that strikes something
strikersomeone who hits
strikingthe physical coming together of two or more things
English > strike: 28 senses > verb 4, competition
Meaningmake a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example "We must strike the enemy's oil fields"
Synonymhit
Narrowerchophit sharply
retaliate, strike backmake a counterattack and return like for like, especially evil for evil
slicehit a ball so that it causes a backspin
strokestrike a ball with a smooth blow
Broaderattack, assaillaunch an attack or assault on
Similar tohit, strikeaffect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely
shoot, hit, piphit with a missile from a weapon
Spanishgolpear
Nounsstrikean attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
strike(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 / judges to be in the area over home plate and between the batter's knees and shoulders
English > strike: 28 senses > verb 5, communication
MeaningIndicate (a certain time) by striking.
PatternSomething ----s something
Broaderread, register, show, recordindicate a certain reading
Spanishdar, tocar
Catalancopejar, pegar
English > strike: 28 senses > verb 6, contact
Meaningaffect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymhit
Broaderaffect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touchHave an effect upon
Similar tostrike, hitmake a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target
English > strike: 28 senses > verb 7, social
Meaningstop work in order to press demands.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymwalk out
Broaderprotest, resist, dissentExpress opposition through action or words / words
Spanishabandonar el trabajo, declararse en huelga, estar en huelga, hacer huelga, hacer la huelga, parar
Catalanfer vaga
Nounsstrikea group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
strikeran employee on strike against an employer
English > strike: 28 senses > verb 8, stative
Meaningtouch or seem as if touching visually or audibly.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsfall, shine
Broaderhappen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take placeCome to pass
Spanishbrillar
Catalanbrillar
English > strike: 28 senses > verb 9, social
Meaningattain.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymcome to
Broaderachieve, accomplish, attain, reachTo gain with effort
Spanishalcanzar, encontrar, llegar a
English > strike: 28 senses > verb 10, contact
Meaningproduce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "The pianist strikes a middle C"
  • "strike 'z' on the keyboard"
Synonymhit
Broadertouchmake physical contact with, come in contact with
Spanishtocar
Catalancopejar, pegar-se, pegar, topar, tustar, xocar
English > strike: 28 senses > verb 11, change
MeaningCause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"strike an arc"
Broadershape, formGive shape or form to
Similar tostrikeproduce by ignition or a blow
English > strike: 28 senses > verb 12, possession
MeaningFind unexpectedly.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsfall upon, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain, discover
Broaderfind, regaincome upon after searching
Spanishdar con, descubrir, encontrarse, encontrar, hallar, lograr, tocar a
Catalandescobrir
English > strike: 28 senses > verb 13, creation
Meaningproduce by ignition or a blow.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "strike fire from the flintstone"
  • "strike a match"
Broadermake, createmake or cause to be or to become
Similar tostrikeCause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp
Spanishencender
English > strike: 28 senses > verb 14, contact
MeaningRemove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"Please strike this remark from the record"
Synonymsscratch, expunge, excise
Broaderdelete, cancelRemove or make invisible
English > strike: 28 senses > verb 15, perception
MeaningCause to experience suddenly.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Synonymshit, come to
Similar toaffect, impress, move, strikeHave an emotional or cognitive impact / impact upon
Spanishdar, ocurrir, toparse, topars
Catalandonar-se, ocórrer, topar
English > strike: 28 senses > verb 16, motion
MeaningDrive something violently into a location.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymhit
Narrowersmashhit violently
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
English > strike: 28 senses > verb 17, motion
MeaningOccupy or take on.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "strike a pose"
Synonymsassume, take, take up
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Similar tofill, take, occupyassume, as of positions or roles
Spanishadquirir, tomar
Catalanadquirir, assumir
English > strike: 28 senses > verb 18, creation
MeaningDisassemble a temporary structure, such as a tent or a theatrical set.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"after the show, we'll have to strike the set and pack up"
Broaderdisassemble, dismantle, take apart, break up, break aparttake apart into its constituent pieces
English > strike: 28 senses > verb 19, creation
Meaningform by stamping, punching, or printing.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "strike coins"
  • "strike a medal"
Synonymsmint, coin
Broadercreate from raw material, create from raw stuffmake from scratch
Spanishacuñar
Catalanbatre, encunyar
English > strike: 28 senses > verb 20, contact
MeaningSmooth with a strickle.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymstrickle
Entailssmooth, smoothenmake smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing
Broaderflush, level, even out, evenmake level or straight
English > strike: 28 senses > verb 21, contact
Meaningpierce with force.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Something ----s something
Broaderpenetrate, perforatePass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
English > strike: 28 senses > verb 22, cognition
Meaningarrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "strike a balance"
  • "strike a bargain"
Broadersolve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, workFind the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning / meaning of
Spanishdar con, encontrar
Catalanocórrer-se-li a algú una idea, venir-li a algú una idea al pensament

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