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To inflict (a blow)
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“He got up on his feet, clutching his weapon, ready to strike his foe down.”
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To take violent or aggressive action against
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“Unknown aggressors can strike us at unknown times and places, often for unstated reasons, for apparently zero positive outcomes.”
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To discover, especially something valuable through effort
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“A Swindon firm has joined the rush to strike black gold in the Falkland Islands.”
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To refuse to work as a protest
“The industrial action saw employees strike at hospitals and rest homes across the country.”
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To collide into with force
“Fortunately, the missile fell perfectly into the foam cut-outs and didn't strike any hard surfaces on its way down.”
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(of a thought or idea) To come into one's mind or consciousness
“An idea, a curiousity, would strike him, and for two weeks or a month, he would pursue it at the cost of his other studies.”
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(in sporting contexts) To hit or kick (a ball)
“Here is how you correctly strike a golf ball with an iron.”
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To reach, attain, or achieve something
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“The law of defamation seeks to strike a balance between freedom of expression and the protection of reputation.”
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To come to an official agreement on
“The inability to strike an agreement has resulted in an extremely unstable situation in the region.”
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To adopt or assume a pose
“Don't just stand there, let's get to it. Strike a pose, there's nothing to it.”
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To cause (someone) to have a particular impression
“Orwell's scrupulous observations and distinctions strike me as impressive and useful in the context of the war being waged against us now.”
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To cast a magical charm or spell on
“The noble relatives of these female novices could arrange for them to be seen by the king, hoping their beauty would strike him and induce a passion beneficial to family fortunes.”
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To move or proceed vigorously or purposefully
“But instead of advancing north-westward through Tebessa, he was ordered to strike north towards Thala and Le Kef.”
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To ignite (a match) by rubbing it briskly against an abrasive surface
“However, before one can light a candle, someone has to strike a match.”
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To change into (a different state)
“He could not even bring himself to look up, fearing Father Sun would strike him blind for this wanton disrespect.”
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The sound generated from the striking of a bell or similar device
“She soon heard the midday strike of the bell.”
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To delete or remove something that was written or recorded
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“I raise the point that you cannot by vote, except by unanimous consent, strike that from the minutes.”
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To take down or apart
“Let's strike the tent, break up camp, and move on!”
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To overcome with glamor or showiness
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(usually of a disease or condition) To affect adversely
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(of a feeling) To affect (someone) suddenly and powerfully
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To strike or pick up with the beak
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To publicly demonstrate strong objection to an official policy or course of action
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To make coins by stamping metal
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Light touch
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Refuse to obey the orders of a person in authority
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Hit somebody in the face
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Be contaminated by
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(arrive at) To reach (a conclusion or decision)
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An unlikely chance occurrence, especially a surprising piece of luck
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To flow in a stream
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(of a blow, ball, or attack) To launch of aim (something) towards a given target
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To rouse or goad into action or feeling something
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To withdraw (someone) from a competition or group
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Cause or become hurt
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To completely destroy or devastate
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(of a plant) Begin to grow and draw nourishment from the soil through its roots
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To criticize (someone or something) harshly
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To disregard the rules and refuse to conform
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Ban; refrain from using
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Make or shape by cutting a hard material such as wood
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To confront or come up against
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To engage in competition to attain (a position of power)
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Protest against, for cause
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Break into something closed, locked
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To be connected with
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(of a place or position) To occupy
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A sudden attack, typically a military one
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“The reader is led to believe that Stalin oriented his military commanders toward a preemptive strike by the Red Army.”
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A refusal to work organized by a body of employees as a form of protest
“Shop owners went on strike yesterday to protest what the opposition says was widespread rigging of the elections.”
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A discovery of gold, minerals, or oil by drilling or mining
“She moved to San Francisco, then followed the silver rush to Nevada and the gold strike of the Cassiar area of Alaska.”
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A forceful clash of two entities
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“You can no longer hear the wheel of inertia, which regulates the speed of the strike of the gongs.”
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An unlikely chance occurrence, especially a surprising piece of luck
“Fulford's second boom started in 1913 when one of the persistent miners who had stayed on made a lucky strike.”
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Something or someone whose presence or behavior is likely to be disadvantageous
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“His lack of resources has proven to be a strike against him achieving the success he craves.”
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An aggressive and violent physical act against a person or object
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A cessation of work by employees in protest at the terms set by their employers
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A hit, stroke, or kick of the ball in sports such as football, tennis, or golf
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An organized public demonstration expressing strong objection to an official policy or course of action
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Ore deposit
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A sequence of repeated light blows, or the sound created by this
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The quality or state of being insubordinate