striking

All Adjective Verb Noun
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  • Their most striking feature is the close organic relationship between the two parts.
  • You are to think of getting your body close to your opponent before striking him.
  • The film's most striking quality is its extensive use of the split-screen.
  • In September the government announced that all striking public workers would be dismissed.
  • The soil is so rocky that you cannot plant anything without striking stones.
  • Until recently the tower had a 'man' striking a bell to mark the hours.
  • His appearance was striking enough even in Turkey, where one saw many unusual types.
  • Because the strike was by then more than a year old, striking workers could not vote in the election.
  • One sort of public time signal is a striking clock.
  • Because that would make a very striking comment on what has happened to America in general.
  • He went eight innings, striking out six, walking one, and allowing an earned run.
  • It immediately eliminates any other piece striking it, without itself being destroyed.
  • Such dangers were removed when the striking surface was moved to the outside of the box.
  • It is the largest striking force in the army.
  • Today, the tower is widely considered to be a striking piece of structural art.
  • When teachers discussed striking he ordered any teacher that went on strike to be immediately fired.
  • However, once the player returning the shot has hit the ball, it must strike the front wall before striking the floor.
  • He was able to convey striking images using only two or three colors.
  • One of the most striking changes to evolve was the loss of eyes.
  • Replays showed that the first goal was scored by striking the ball with his hand.
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Root form of striking is strike for the verb.

Words starting with striking

Meaning of striking

  • 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