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To inflict (a blow)
“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
“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)
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“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
“A feral Gryf rushes towards Skroa before the demon can strike him with a spell.”
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To captivate or impress someone
“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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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
“Let's strike the tent, break up camp, and move on!”
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To take apart
“Let's strike the tent, break up camp, and move on!”
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To make a chiming sound, such as from a bell being struck
“It is quite cheering to one's ears and delicious to one's heart to hear the bell strike out again and again.”
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To affect or exert an influence on
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To confront through the use of military force
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To overcome with glamor or showiness
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To exert force or pressure on
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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 involve oneself in a (public) protest or demonstration
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To make coins by stamping metal
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To touch or hit with a quick stroke
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Refuse to obey the orders of a person in authority
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(of a button on a device or machine) To press down on
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Rebel against
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To obtain or attain successfully
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To hurt or distress emotionally
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Hits somebody in the face
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(arrive at) To reach (a conclusion or decision)
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To flow in a stream
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(of a blow, ball, or attack) To launch or aim (something) towards a given target
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To control or influence (a person or course of action)
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To withdraw (someone) from a competition or group
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To inflict a physical blow on someone
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Cause or become hurt
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To suffuse with vigor, life, energy, or spirit
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To spring upon suddenly to attack or capture
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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 be victorious over
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To criticize (someone or something) harshly
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To reveal or disclose
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To disregard the rules and refuse to conform
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To ban or 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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To be connected with
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(of a place or position) To occupy
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Plural for 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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Plural for 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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Plural for 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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Plural for a forceful clash of two entities
“You can no longer hear the wheel of inertia, which regulates the speed of the strike of the gongs.”
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Plural for 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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Plural for 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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Plural for 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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Plural for a physical hit or strike
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Plural for an aggressive and violent physical act against a person or object
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Plural for an organized public demonstration expressing strong objection to an official policy or course of action
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Plural for a sequence of repeated light blows, or the sound created by this
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Plural for the quality or state of being insubordinate
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Plural for the achievement of an aim or goal
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Plural for the state of physical touching
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Plural for a series of severe measures to restrict undesirable or illegal people or behaviour
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(mining) Plural for a vein of metallic ore that lies within definite boundaries, or within a fissure
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Plural for the breakdown of peaceful and law-abiding public behaviour
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