a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball
a conspicuous success
(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
an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
a gentle blow
arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing
cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp
cause to experience suddenly
drive something violently into a location
occupy or take on
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
stop work in order to press demands
remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
produce by ignition or a blow
disassemble a temporary structure, such as a tent or a theatrical set
form by stamping, punching, or printing
smooth with a strickle
affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely
produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments
pierce with force
hit against; come into sudden contact with
deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target
indicate (a certain time) by striking
To touch or hit with some force, either with the hand or with an instrument; to smite; to give a blow to, either with the hand or with any instrument or missile.
To come in collision with; to strike against; as, a bullet struck him; the wave struck the boat amidships; the ship struck a reef.
To give, as a blow; to impel, as with a blow; to give a force to; to dash; to cast.
To stamp or impress with a stroke; to coin; as, to strike coin from metal: to strike dollars at the mint.
To thrust in; to cause to enter or penetrate; to set in the earth; as, a tree strikes its roots deep.
To punish; to afflict; to smite.
To cause to sound by one or more beats; to indicate or notify by audible strokes; as, the clock strikes twelve; the drums strike up a march.
To lower; to let or take down; to remove; as, to strike sail; to strike a flag or an ensign, as in token of surrender; to strike a yard or a topmast in a gale; to strike a tent; to strike the centering of an arch.
To make a sudden impression upon, as by a blow; to affect sensibly with some strong emotion; as, to strike the mind, with surprise; to strike one with wonder, alarm, dread, or horror.
To affect in some particular manner by a sudden impression or impulse; as, the plan proposed strikes me favorably; to strike one dead or blind.