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Strike

[n] a conspicuous success; "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"; "that new Broadway show is a real smasher"
[n] a pitch that is in the strike zone and that the batter does not hit; "this pitcher throws more strikes than balls"
[n] a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball; "he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame"
[n] an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective; "the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn"
[n] 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"
[n] a gentle blow
[v] cause to form between electrodes of an arc lamp; "strike an arc"
[v] arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing; "strike a balance"; "strike a bargain"
[v] indicate (a certain time) by striking; "The clock struck midnight"; "Just when I entered, the clock struck"
[v] 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"
[v] affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely; "We were hit by really bad weather"; "He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager"; "The earthquake struck at midnight"
[v] 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"
[v] pierce with force; "The bullet struck her thigh"; "The icy wind struck through our coats"
[v] hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"
[v] smooth with a strickle; "strickle the grain in the measure"
[v] 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"
[v] remove by erasing or crossing out; "Please strike this remark from the record"
[v] form by stamping, punching, or printing; "strike coins"; "strike a medal"
[v] produce by ignition or a blow; "strike fire from the flintstone"; "strike a match"
[v] have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
[v] occupy or take on, as of a position or posture; "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"
[v] cause to experience suddenly; "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"
[v] find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"
[v] 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"
[v] attain; "The horse finally struck a pace"
[v] touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; "Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears"


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