[straɪk] (past tense and past participle struck [strʌk] ) verb I
1) [T] formal
to hit against someone or something
The car struck a tree.[/ex]
The ball struck her hard on the left shoulder.[/ex]
About 50 worshippers were inside the church when it was struck by lightning.[/ex]
2) [T] formal
to hit someone or something with your hand, a tool, or a weapon
We watched helplessly as she struck the child in the face.[/ex]
3) to refuse to work for a period of time as a protest about your pay or conditions of work
Car workers were threatening to strike over the job losses.[/ex]
4) [I/T] if something unpleasant or dangerous strikes, or if it strikes someone or something, it happens to them suddenly and unexpectedly
Three earthquakes struck Peru on April 5th and 6th.[/ex]
That same year, tragedy struck again.[/ex]
5) [T] if a thought or idea strikes you, it enters your mind suddenly
The first thing that struck me about Alex was her self-confidence.[/ex]
6) [I] to make a sudden violent or illegal attack
Police are worried the man could strike again.[/ex]
7) [I/T] to rub a match against a hard surface in order to produce a flame
8) [I/T] if a clock strikes, or if it strikes a particular time, it makes a sound to show what the time is
The town hall clock struck midnight.[/ex]
9) [T] to make an agreement
The two sides had just struck a deal.[/ex]
10) [T] to find something such as gold or oil by digging or DRILLING
strike sb as sth — to make someone have a particular opinion or feeling[/ex]
[i]He didn't strike me as the jealous sort.[/ex]
It struck me as a little bit odd that she was always alone.[/ex]
strike a balance (between sth and sth) — to find a solution that is more reasonable and fair than either of two extreme possibilities[/ex]
within striking distance (of sth) — close to something, or close to achieving something[/ex]
- strike back
- strike sth off
- strike out
- strike up sth
strike */*/[straɪk]
1) [C/U] a period of time during which people refuse to work, as a protest
A train strike has crippled the city.[/ex]
Workers have been on strike since Friday.[/ex]
hunger strike
2) [C] a military attack
a strike on the airfield[/ex]

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