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Hit hard
“With that stone the brute had tried to strike the death blow.”
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Find, discover
“A Swindon firm has joined the rush to strike black gold in the Falkland Islands.”
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To take sudden, violent action against
“Unlike many of nature's deadly forces, earthquakes almost always strike without warning.”
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To refuse to work in order to force an employer to meet demands
“The industrial action saw employees strike at hospitals and rest homes across the country.”
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Hit forcibly and deliberately with one's hand or a weapon or other implement
“He got up on his feet, clutching his weapon, ready to strike her down.”
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Come into forcible contact or collision with
“Fortunately for all, the missile fell perfectly into the foam cut-outs and didn't strike any hard surfaces on its way down.”
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Carry out an aggressive or violent action, typically without warning
“Wouldn't it be better instead to simply strike without warning?”
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To cast a spell on
“… the only way that she's going to get a man is if she strikes one.”
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Make an impact
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Walk out of job in protest
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“First up is how to correctly strike a golf ball with an iron.”
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“However, before one can light a candle, someone has to strike a match.”
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“Reid says hunters and trappers tried to strike a compromise by agreeing to strictly limited hunting and trapping seasons.”
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“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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“That should be a good barometer of whether it's really time for us to strike camp once and for all.”
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“I can raise and strike a sail, reef it and stow it.”
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“He tells his wife that if he is killed, she should remain hidden until the men have passed and then strike out on her own for Loreto.”
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To take apart
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Strike that from the minutes.”
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A sudden attack, typically a military one
“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, typically in an attempt to gain a concession or concessions from their employer
“Taxi drivers and 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 feature of someone or something that creates difficulty for achieving success
“… kids born into poverty already have a strike against them.”
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A forceful coming together of two things
“… the strike of a hammer against a nail always has a satisfying sound when you're building something yourself.”
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An unexpected benefit or advantage resulting from the uncertain course of events
“… she's made one strike after another since she began speculating in real estate.”
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