Associations to the word «Strike»


STRIKE, verb. (transitive) (sometimes with out or through) To delete or cross out; to scratch or eliminate.
STRIKE, verb. (heading) (physical) To have a sharp or sudden effect.
STRIKE, verb. (transitive) To hit.
STRIKE, verb. (transitive) To give, as a blow; to impel, as with a blow; to give a force to; to dash; to cast.
STRIKE, verb. (intransitive) To deliver a quick blow or thrust; to give blows.
STRIKE, verb. (transitive) To manufacture, as by stamping.
STRIKE, verb. (intransitive) (dated) To run upon a rock or bank; to be stranded.
STRIKE, verb. (transitive) To cause to sound by one or more beats; to indicate or notify by audible strokes. Of a clock, to announce (an hour of the day), usually by one or more sounds.
STRIKE, verb. (intransitive) To sound by percussion, with blows, or as if with blows.
STRIKE, verb. (transitive) To cause or produce by a stroke, or suddenly, as by a stroke.
STRIKE, verb. (transitive) To cause to ignite by friction.
STRIKE, verb. (transitive) To thrust in; to cause to enter or penetrate.
STRIKE, verb. (heading) (personal) (social) To have a sharp or severe effect.
STRIKE, verb. (transitive) To punish; to afflict; to smite.
STRIKE, verb. (intransitive) To carry out a violent or illegal action.
STRIKE, verb. (intransitive) To act suddenly, especially in a violent or criminal way.
STRIKE, verb. (transitive) (figurative) To impinge upon.
STRIKE, verb. (intransitive) To stop working to achieve better working conditions.
STRIKE, verb. (transitive) To impress, seem or appear (to).
STRIKE, verb. (transitive) To create an impression.
STRIKE, verb. (sports) To score a goal.
STRIKE, verb. (intransitive) (UK) (obsolete) (slang) To steal money.
STRIKE, verb. (transitive) (UK) (obsolete) (slang) To take forcibly or fraudulently.
STRIKE, verb. To make a sudden impression upon, as if by a blow; to affect with some strong emotion.
STRIKE, verb. To affect by a sudden impression or impulse.
STRIKE, verb. (slang) (archaic) To borrow money from; to make a demand upon.
STRIKE, verb. To touch; to act by appulse.
STRIKE, verb. (heading) (transitive) To take down, especially in the following contexts.
STRIKE, verb. (nautical) To haul down or lower (a flag, mast, etc.)
STRIKE, verb. (by extension) To capitulate; to signal a surrender by hauling down the colours.
STRIKE, verb. To dismantle and take away (a theater set; a tent; etc.).
STRIKE, verb. (intransitive) To set off on a walk or trip.
STRIKE, verb. (intransitive) To pass with a quick or strong effect; to dart; to penetrate.
STRIKE, verb. (dated) To break forth; to commence suddenly; with into.
STRIKE, verb. (intransitive) To become attached to something; said of the spat of oysters.
STRIKE, verb. To make and ratify.
STRIKE, verb. To level (a measure of grain, salt, etc.) with a straight instrument, scraping off what is above the level of the top.
STRIKE, verb. (masonry) To cut off (a mortar joint, etc.) even with the face of the wall, or inward at a slight angle.
STRIKE, verb. To hit upon, or light upon, suddenly.
STRIKE, verb. To lade into a cooler, as a liquor.
STRIKE, verb. To stroke or pass lightly; to wave.
STRIKE, verb. (obsolete) To advance; to cause to go forward; used only in the past participle.
STRIKE, verb. To balance (a ledger or account).
STRIKE, noun. (baseball) A status resulting from a batter swinging and missing a pitch, or not swinging at a pitch in the strike zone, or hitting a foul ball that is not caught.
STRIKE, noun. (bowling) The act of knocking down all ten pins in on the first roll of a frame.
STRIKE, noun. A work stoppage (or otherwise concerted stoppage of an activity) as a form of protest.
STRIKE, noun. A blow or application of physical force against something.
STRIKE, noun. (finance) In an option contract, the price at which the holder buys or sells if they choose to exercise the option.
STRIKE, noun. An old English measure of corn equal to the bushel.
STRIKE, noun. (cricket) The status of being the batsman that the bowler is bowling at.
STRIKE, noun. The primary face of a hammer, opposite the peen.
STRIKE, noun. (geology) The compass direction of the line of intersection between a rock layer and the surface of the Earth.
STRIKE, noun. An instrument with a straight edge for levelling a measure of grain, salt, etc., scraping off what is above the level of the top; a strickle.
STRIKE, noun. (obsolete) Fullness of measure; hence, excellence of quality.
STRIKE, noun. An iron pale or standard in a gate or fence.
STRIKE, noun. (ironworking) A puddler's stirrer.
STRIKE, noun. (obsolete) The extortion of money, or the attempt to extort money, by threat of injury; blackmail.
STRIKE, noun. The discovery of a source of something.
STRIKE, noun. A strike plate.
STRIKE A BALANCE, verb. To find a compromise between two conflicting things.
STRIKE A CHORD, verb. (idiomatic) To elicit a significant reaction, especially one which is favorable or sympathetic.
STRIKE A CHORD, verb. (idiomatic) To convey a feeling or meaning which someone personally internalizes and takes to heart.
STRIKE A JURY, verb. To constitute a special jury ordered by a court, by each party striking out a certain number of names from a prepared list of jurors, so as to reduce it to the number of persons required by law.
STRIKE A LEAD, verb. (mining) To find a vein of ore.
STRIKE A LEAD, verb. (figurative) (informal) To find a way to fortune.
STRIKE A LIGHT, interjection. (UK) (informal) (dated) Expressing surprise.
STRIKE A NERVE, verb. Alternative form of touch a nerve
STRIKE BACK, verb. (intransitive) To retaliate
STRIKE BOWLER, noun. (cricket) A bowler having the ability to take wickets, though often concedes runs.
STRIKE BOWLERS, noun. Plural of strike bowler
STRIKE BREAKING, noun. Alternative spelling of strikebreaking
STRIKE DOWN, verb. To cause to suddenly die
STRIKE DOWN, verb. To knock down
STRIKE DOWN, verb. To invalidate
STRIKE FORCE, noun. Alternative form of strikeforce
STRIKE GOLD, verb. (literally) To find gold
STRIKE GOLD, verb. (informal) To be lucky, to win or be successful.
STRIKE HANDS, verb. (dated) shake hands
STRIKE IT LUCKY, verb. To have unexpected good fortune.
STRIKE IT RICH, verb. (idiomatic) To suddenly and unexpectedly become rich
STRIKE LUCKY, verb. (British) To have unexpected good fortune.
STRIKE OIL, verb. (figurative) (informal) To have sudden good fortune financially.
STRIKE ONE'S COLORS, verb. Alternative form of strike one's flag
STRIKE ONE'S FLAG, verb. (military) (especially naval) To take down one's national or other representative flag in order to indicate surrender.
STRIKE ONE'S FLAG, verb. (idiomatic) (by extension) To yield, give up, or surrender.
STRIKE OUT, verb. (intransitive) (often with at) To lash out; to strike or hit at someone or something, particularly something in arm's length of the striker and at or near the level of the striker's head.
STRIKE OUT, verb. (figuratively) To strongly criticize or make a verbal attack, particularly as a response to previous criticism or provocation.
STRIKE OUT, verb. To draw a line through some text such as a printed or written sentence, with the purpose of deleting that text from the rest of the document.
STRIKE OUT, verb. (ergative) (baseball) (softball) Of a batter, to be retired after three strikes (missed swings, as opposed to any other way of becoming "out"); of a pitcher, to cause this to happen to the batter.
STRIKE OUT, verb. (intransitive) (colloquial) (figuratively) To fail; to be refused a request or to have a proposal not be accepted, in particular a request for a (hopefully romantic) date.
STRIKE OUT, verb. To begin to make one's way.
STRIKE OUT LOOKING, verb. (transitive) (baseball) (softball) To strike out (a batter) without the batter swinging at the called strike.
STRIKE OUT LOOKING, verb. (intransitive) (baseball) (softball) To strike out without swinging at the called strike.
STRIKE PARTNER, noun. (soccer) A fellow striker.
STRIKE PARTNERS, noun. Plural of strike partner
STRIKE PLATE, noun. A metal plate affixed to a door jamb that holds the door closed when the door bolt is extended into a hole, protecting the jamb against friction from the bolt.
STRIKE RATE, noun. (baseball) the number of runs of a batter divided by the number of balls faced
STRIKE RATE, noun. (cricket) the number of runs scored by a batsman per 100 balls faced; the number of balls bowled by a bowler divided by the number of wickets taken
STRIKE RATES, noun. Plural of strike rate
STRIKE SAIL, verb. (nautical) To lower the sails suddenly, as in saluting, or in sudden gusts of wind.
STRIKE SAIL, verb. (by extension) To acknowledge inferiority; to abate pretension.
STRIKE SHEET, noun. A newsletter or basic newspaper printed to support striking workers.
STRIKE TALLIES, verb. To act in correspondence, or alike.
STRIKE THE COLORS, verb. Alternative form of strike one's flag
STRIKE THE FLAG, verb. Alternative form of strike one's flag
STRIKE THROUGH, verb. (idiomatic) To partly obliterate text by drawing a continuous line through the centre thereof, usually to indicate the deletion of an error or obsolete information.
STRIKE UP, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To start something with somebody else, such as a conversation or relationship.
STRIKE UP, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To start something, usually playing live music.
STRIKE UP, verb. To raise (as sheet metal), in making dishes, pans, etc., by blows or pressure in a die.
STRIKE WHILE THE IRON IS HOT, verb. (literally metallurgy) To strike a hot piece of metal, especially iron, with a mallet or other tool before it cools, while it is still hot enough to be shaped.
STRIKE WHILE THE IRON IS HOT, verb. (idiomatic) To act on an opportunity promptly while favorable conditions exist; to avoid waiting.
STRIKE WORK, verb. (dated) To quit work; to go on a strike.
STRIKE ZONE, noun. (baseball) The area through which if a pitched ball passes, it will be called a strike, typically from the batter's knees to the belt and the width of home plate.
STRIKE ZONES, noun. Plural of strike zone

Dictionary definition

STRIKE, noun. A group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions; "the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled".
STRIKE, noun. An attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective; "the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn".
STRIKE, noun. A gentle blow.
STRIKE, noun. A score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball; "he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame".
STRIKE, noun. (baseball) a pitch that the batter swings at and misses, or that the batter hits into foul territory, or that the batter does not swing at but the umpire judges to be in the area over home plate and between the batter's knees and shoulders; "this pitcher throws more strikes than balls".
STRIKE, noun. A conspicuous success; "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"; "that new Broadway show is a real smasher"; "the party went with a bang".
STRIKE, verb. Deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead".
STRIKE, verb. Have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd".
STRIKE, verb. Hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow".
STRIKE, verb. Make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target; "The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939"; "We must strike the enemy's oil fields"; "in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2".
STRIKE, verb. Indicate (a certain time) by striking; "The clock struck midnight"; "Just when I entered, the clock struck".
STRIKE, verb. Affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely; "We were hit by really bad weather"; "He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager"; "The earthquake struck at midnight".
STRIKE, verb. Stop work in order to press demands; "The auto workers are striking for higher wages"; "The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met".
STRIKE, verb. Touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; "Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears".
STRIKE, verb. Attain; "The horse finally struck a pace".
STRIKE, verb. Produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically; "The pianist strikes a middle C"; "strike `z' on the keyboard"; "her comments struck a sour note".
STRIKE, verb. Cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp; "strike an arc".
STRIKE, verb. Find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake".
STRIKE, verb. Produce by ignition or a blow; "strike fire from the flintstone"; "strike a match".
STRIKE, verb. Remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark".
STRIKE, verb. Cause to experience suddenly; "Panic struck me"; "An interesting idea hit her"; "A thought came to me"; "The thought struck terror in our minds"; "They were struck with fear".
STRIKE, verb. Drive something violently into a location; "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling".
STRIKE, verb. Occupy or take on; "He assumes the lotus position"; "She took her seat on the stage"; "We took our seats in the orchestra"; "She took up her position behind the tree"; "strike a pose".
STRIKE, verb. Form by stamping, punching, or printing; "strike coins"; "strike a medal".
STRIKE, verb. Smooth with a strickle; "strickle the grain in the measure".
STRIKE, verb. Pierce with force; "The bullet struck her thigh"; "The icy wind struck through our coats".
STRIKE, verb. Arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing; "strike a balance"; "strike a bargain".

Wise words

Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, ad the neglected opportunity.
Arabian Proverb