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strike

Definitions


[strʌɪk], (Verb)

Definitions:
- hit forcibly and deliberately with one's hand or a weapon or other implement
(e.g: he raised his hand, as if to strike me)

- (of a disaster, disease, or other unwelcome phenomenon) occur suddenly and have harmful or damaging effects on
(e.g: a major earthquake struck the island)

- (of a thought or idea) come into the mind of (someone) suddenly or unexpectedly
(e.g: a disturbing thought struck Melissa)

- (of a clock) indicate the time by sounding a chime or stroke
(e.g: the church clock struck twelve)

- ignite (a match) by rubbing it briskly against an abrasive surface
(e.g: the match went out and he struck another)

- (of employees) refuse to work as a form of organized protest, typically in an attempt to obtain a particular concession or concessions from their employer
(e.g: workers may strike over threatened job losses)

- cancel, remove, or cross out with or as if with a pen
(e.g: I will strike his name from the list)

- make (a coin or medal) by stamping metal
(e.g: they struck similar medals on behalf of the Normandy veterans)

- reach, achieve, or agree to (something involving agreement, balance, or compromise)
(e.g: the team has struck a deal with a sports marketing agency)

- discover (gold, minerals, or oil) by drilling or mining
(e.g: if they do strike oil, there will be another test well in a year's time)

- move or proceed vigorously or purposefully
(e.g: she struck out into the lake with a practised crawl)

- take down (a tent or the tents of an encampment)
(e.g: it took ages to strike camp)

- insert (a cutting of a plant) in soil to take root
(e.g: best results are obtained from striking them in a propagator)

- secure a hook in the mouth of a fish by jerking or tightening the line after it has taken the bait or fly.


Phrases:
- strike a blow for
- strike a light
- strike a pose
- strike gold
- strike hands
- strike it lucky
- strike it rich
- strike me lucky
- strike me pink
- strike while the iron is hot

Origin:
Old English strīcan ‘go, flow’ and ‘rub lightly’, of West Germanic origin; related to German streichen ‘to stroke’, also to stroke. The sense ‘deliver a blow’ dates from Middle English


[strʌɪk], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a refusal to work organized by a body of employees as a form of protest, typically in an attempt to gain a concession or concessions from their employer
(e.g: dockers voted for an all-out strike)

- a sudden attack, typically a military one
(e.g: the threat of nuclear strikes)

- a discovery of gold, minerals, or oil by drilling or mining
(e.g: the Lena goldfields strike of 1912)

- a batter's unsuccessful attempt to hit a pitched ball.

- the horizontal or compass direction of a stratum, fault, or other geological feature
(e.g: the mine workings follow the strike of the Bonsor Vein)



Phrases:
- strike a blow for
- strike a light
- strike a pose
- strike gold
- strike hands
- strike it lucky
- strike it rich
- strike me lucky
- strike me pink
- strike while the iron is hot

Origin:




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