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thunderstrike

transitive verb thun·der·strike \-ˌstrīk\
thun·der·struck\-ˌstrək\thun·der·struck also thun·der·strick·en\-ˌstri-kən\thun·der·strik·ing\-ˌstrī-kiŋ\

Definition of THUNDERSTRIKE

1
:  to strike dumb :  astonish <was thunderstruck at the news>
2
archaic :  to strike by or as if by lightning

Examples of THUNDERSTRIKE

  1. <everyone was thunderstruck when she quit her job without warning>

First Known Use of THUNDERSTRIKE

circa 1586

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