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Definition of "strikes" []

  • A board used for sweeping off excess material in a container (noun)
  • A template used for shaping a mould (noun)
  • A bar of abrasive material for sharpening a scythe (noun)
  • To level, form, or sharpen with a strickle (verb)
  • Plural form of strike. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of strike. (verb)

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Use "strikes" in a sentence
  • "The word strikes terror in the hearts and minds of Manhattan parents."
  • "The word strikes fear, even though the latest thinking is that many cancers have essentially become chronic, rather than terminal, illnesses.19 Given the advances in treatment, which often involve a series of different tactics over time, cancer could be viewed in almost the same light as diabetes."
  • "The offence may in part be aesthetic - the word strikes you as inelegant - but it may also relate to the conviction that referring to a woman in this way is a means of trivialising and patronising her behaviour."