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  • hit forcibly and deliberately with one's hand or a weapon or other implement.
    E.g. he raised his hand, as if to strike me
  • (of a disaster, disease, or other unwelcome phenomenon) occur suddenly and have harmful or damaging effects on.
    E.g. a major earthquake struck the island
  • (of a thought or idea) come into the mind of (someone) suddenly or unexpectedly.
    E.g. a disturbing thought struck Melissa
  • (of a clock) indicate the time by sounding a chime or stroke.
    E.g. the church clock struck twelve
  • ignite (a match) by rubbing it briskly against an abrasive surface.
    E.g. the match went out and he struck another
  • (of employees) refuse to work as a form of organized protest, typically in an attempt to obtain a particular concession or concessions from their employer.
    E.g. workers may strike over threatened job losses
  • cancel, remove, or cross out with or as if with a pen.
    E.g. I will strike his name from the list
  • make (a coin or medal) by stamping metal.
    E.g. they struck similar medals on behalf of the Normandy veterans
  • reach, achieve, or agree to (something involving agreement, balance, or compromise).
    E.g. the team has struck a deal with a sports marketing agency
  • discover (gold, minerals, or oil) by drilling or mining.
    E.g. if they do strike oil, there will be another test well in a year's time
  • move or proceed vigorously or purposefully.
    E.g. she struck out into the lake with a practised crawl
  • take down (a tent or the tents of an encampment).
    E.g. it took ages to strike camp
  • insert (a cutting of a plant) in soil to take root.
    E.g. best results are obtained from striking them in a propagator
  • secure a hook in the mouth of a fish by jerking or tightening the line after it has taken the bait or fly.
  • 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.
    E.g. dockers voted for an all-out strike
  • a sudden attack, typically a military one.
    E.g. the threat of nuclear strikes
  • a discovery of gold, minerals, or oil by drilling or mining.
    E.g. the Lena goldfields strike of 1912
  • a batter's unsuccessful attempt to hit a pitched ball.
  • the horizontal or compass direction of a stratum, fault, or other geological feature.
    E.g. the mine workings follow the strike of the Bonsor Vein
  • short for fly strike.

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