1. A group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions (synset 101246221)
    "the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled"
  2. An attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective (synset 100979387)
    "the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn"
  3. A gentle blow (synset 107424621)
  4. A score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball (synset 100188559)
    "he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame"
  5. (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 (synset 100110234)
    "this pitcher throws more strikes than balls"
  6. A conspicuous success (synset 100065324)
    "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"
  1. Deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon (synset 201412877)
    "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead"
  2. Have an emotional or cognitive impact upon (synset 201771801)
    "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"; "he was dumb-struck by the news"; "her comments struck a sour note"
  3. Hit against;
    Come into sudden contact with (synset 201238728)
    "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"
  4. Make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target (synset 201126313)
    "The 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"
  5. Indicate (a certain time) by striking (synset 200925593)
    "The clock struck midnight"; "Just when I entered, the clock struck"
  6. Affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely (synset 201211755)
    "We were hit by really bad weather"; "He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager"; "The earthquake struck at midnight"
  7. Stop work in order to press demands (synset 202417777)
    "The auto workers are striking for higher wages"; "The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met"
  8. Touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly (synset 202618011)
    "Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears"
  9. Attain (synset 202532477)
    "The horse finally struck a pace"
  10. Produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments (synset 201212046)
    "The pianist strikes a middle C"; "strike `z' on the keyboard"
  11. Cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp (synset 200143360)
    "strike an arc"
  12. Find unexpectedly (synset 202291532)
    "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"
  13. Produce by ignition or a blow (synset 201678968)
    "strike fire from the flintstone"; "strike a match"
  14. Remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line (synset 201552202)
    "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark"
  15. Cause to experience suddenly (synset 202113245)
    "Panic struck me"; "An interesting idea hit her"; "A thought came to me"; "The thought struck terror in our minds"; "They were struck with fear"
  16. Drive something violently into a location (synset 202108439)
    "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling"
  17. Occupy or take on (synset 201986409)
    "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"
  18. Disassemble a temporary structure, such as a tent or a theatrical set (synset 201661889)
    "after the show, we'll have to strike the set and pack up"
  19. Form by stamping, punching, or printing (synset 201642647)
    "strike coins"; "strike a medal"
  20. Smooth with a strickle (synset 201310668)
    "strickle the grain in the measure"
  21. Pierce with force (synset 201230799)
    "The bullet struck her thigh"; "The icy wind struck through our coats"
  22. Arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing (synset 200637566)
    "strike a balance"; "strike a bargain"

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