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.
synonym: work stoppage.
Dutch: staking, werkonderbreking
An attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective.
A score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball:
— He finished with three strikes in the tenth frame.
baseball A pitch that the batter swings at and misses, or that the batter hits into foul territory, or that the batter does not swing at but the umpire judges to be in the area over home plate and between the batter's knees and shoulders.
A conspicuous success.
Dutch: klapper, knaller, succes, topper
Polish: hit, przebój
Deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon.
Roget 972: punish; chastise, chasten; castigate, correct, inflict punishment, administer correction, deal retributive justice; cowhide, lambaste [Slang]. visit upon, pay; pay out, serve out; ... show more
Roget 742: disobey, violate, infringe; shirk; set at defiance etc. (defy) 715; set authority at naught, run riot, fly in the face of; take the law into one's own hands; kick over the traces. turn restive, ... show more
Have an emotional or cognitive impact upon.
Dutch: draaien, frapperen, inboezemen, treffen
Hit against; come into sudden contact with.
Dutch: haalden door, haalde door, treffen, uitwissen
Make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target:
— We must strike the enemy's oil fields.
Indicate (a certain time) by striking.
Affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely.
Stop work in order to press demands.
synonym: walk out.
Dutch: staken, doorstrepen
synonym: come to.
Produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments:
— The pianist strikes a middle C.
— Strike `z' on the keyboard.
Cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp.
Roget 716: attack, assault, assail; invade; set upon, fall upon; charge, impugn, break a lance with, enter the lists. assume the offensive, take the offensive; be the aggressor, become the aggressor; ... show more
Dutch: aanlopen, aantreffen, opdiepen, opduikelen, opduiken, stoten, stuiten, tegenkomen, toevallen
Produce by ignition or a blow.
Remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line:
— Please strike this remark from the record.
Dutch: uitwissen, verwijderen
Drive something violently into a location.
Disassemble a temporary structure, such as a tent or a theatrical set.
Form by stamping, punching, or printing:
— Strike coins.
— Strike a medal.
Smooth with a strickle.
Pierce with force.
Arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing.
Moby thesaurus: abbreviate, abridge, administer, adopt, advance against, advance upon, affect, afflict, aggravated assault, aggression, agree on, aim, ambush, amphibious attack, arise, armed assault, arrest, arrest the thoughts, arrive at, assail ... show more.
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