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Definition of "strike":

noun: a conspicuous success


noun: (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

"this pitcher throws more strikes than balls"


noun: a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball

"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

"the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn"


noun: a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions

"the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled"


noun: a gentle blow


verb: cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp

"strike an arc"


verb: arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing

"strike a balance"


verb: indicate (a certain time) by striking


verb: make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target

"We must strike the enemy's oil fields"


verb: affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely


verb: produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically

"The pianist strikes a middle C"


verb: pierce with force


verb: hit against; come into sudden contact with


verb: smooth with a strickle


verb: deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

"the opponent refused to strike"


verb: remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line

"Please strike this remark from the record"


verb: form by stamping, punching, or printing

"strike coins"


verb: produce by ignition or a blow

"strike fire from the flintstone"


verb: have an emotional or cognitive impact upon


verb: occupy or take on

"strike a pose"


verb: drive something violently into a location


verb: cause to experience suddenly


verb: find unexpectedly


verb: stop work in order to press demands


verb: attain


verb: touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly



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