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."