strike (someone) as

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of strike (someone) as

: to cause (someone) to think about someone or something in a particular way
  • It strikes me as peculiar that she left without a word.
  • Her comment struck me as odd.
  • She strikes us as a very qualified candidate.

Word by Word Definitions

strike play
  1. : to take a course : go

  2. : to aim and usually deliver a blow, stroke, or thrust (as with the hand, a weapon, or a tool)

  3. : to arrive with detrimental effect

  1. : a tool for smoothing a surface (as of a mold)

  2. : an act or instance of striking

  3. : a work stoppage by a body of workers to enforce compliance with demands made on an employer

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody


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