strike

All Noun Verb
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  • It struck half-past five and she had not got back yet. Cited from Old Love Stories Retold, by Richard Le Gallienne
  • Now struck with fear, her father ordered her to be put to death.
  • It struck half-past seven as he stood near the house. Cited from The Continental Classics, Volume XVIII, Mystery Tales, by Various
  • Whatever deal may have been struck remains unknown, at least to the public.
  • But the clock struck half-past seven, and still no sound was to be heard. Cited from Saved at Sea, by Mrs. O.F. Walton
  • In these months alone more than a million workers took part in mass strike action.
  • As he spoke, the clock in the hall struck half-past nine. Cited from Kilgorman, A Story of Ireland in 1798, by Talbot Baines Reed
  • A one-day strike and sleep-in were planned, but never took place.
  • He went the distance and struck out four for his first World Series win.
  • At various points, fear of a first strike attack existed on both sides.
  • The clock struck half-past nine at the very moment. Cited from Queen Victoria, Vol. 2, by Sarah Tytler
  • The clock struck nine, and it also struck half-past nine. Cited from The Old Wives' Tale, by Arnold Bennett
  • When it struck half past ten, I said to myself that it was time to go. Cited from Camille [La Dame aux Camilias], by A. Dumas, fils
  • And, as seven o'clock struck, the door opened and the minister came in. Cited from Christie's Old Organ , by Mrs. O. F. Walton
  • Six o'clock struck as we entered the drawing-room of my future mother-in-law. Cited from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 345, July 1844, Vol. 56
  • He scored with a long range strike after cutting inside from the right wing.
  • Otherwise, they leave to find other work or go on strike.
  • Then as soon as two o'clock struck, they started off. Cited from Three Cities Trilogy, Complete, by Emile Zola
  • As a result, it had struck half past seven before she went into her sister's room. Cited from Joanna Godden, by Sheila Kaye-Smith
  • A cannon ball struck the ground quite near to a company of soldiers. Cited from Fifty Famous People, by James Baldwin
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Meaning of strike

  • 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 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 score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball
    he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame
  • 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
  • verb Deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
    The teacher struck the child, the opponent refused to strike, The boxer struck the attacker dead
  • verb Make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target
    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
  • verb Indicate (a certain time) by striking
    The clock struck midnight, Just when I entered, the clock struck
  • verb Stop work in order to press demands
    The auto workers are striking for higher wages, The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met
  • verb Produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically
    The pianist strikes a middle C, strike `z' on the keyboard, her comments struck a sour note
  • verb Cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp
    strike an arc
  • verb Produce by ignition or a blow
    strike fire from the flintstone, strike a match
  • verb Remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
    Please strike this remark from the record, scratch that remark
  • verb Pierce with force
    The bullet struck her thigh, The icy wind struck through our coats
  • verb Arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing
    strike a balance, strike a bargain