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Definition of "strike" []

  • To hit sharply, as with the hand, the fist, or a weapon. (verb-transitive)
  • To inflict (a blow). (verb-transitive)
  • To penetrate or pierce: was struck in the leg by a bullet. (verb-transitive)
  • To collide with or crash into: She struck the desk with her knee. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to come into violent or forceful contact: She struck her knee against the desk. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "strike" in a sentence
  • "We talked about Amelia, who had yesterday gone on a word strike and insisted on pantomiming."
  • "Clearly we need to open Gold and prepare a business continuity plan, appointing a silver for each BCU with daily updates to Gold on how the strike is affecting police performance."
  • "So, now that the strike is a certainty, what can AirFrance-KLM do now, and how can they deal with this better in the future, to minimize impact on …"