strike in

verb

Definition of strike in

intransitive verb
1 obsolete :to enter into competition :try
  • advises me to strike in for some preferment
  • —Jonathan Swift
2 obsolete :to associate as a confederate or collaborator
  • strike in with him and help him to dupe his father
  • —John Dryden
3 a archaic :to fall into or express agreement
  • a shifting adversary … will strike in with any opinion
  • —Richard Bentley †1742
b obsolete :to prove compatible :fit in
4 :to intervene or interrupt in a sudden or unexpected manner
  • strike in with a foolish suggestion
5 :to disappear from the surface with subsequent internal effects
  • lived only a few days after the disease struck in
transitive verb
1 :imprint
  • presses adequate for striking in names and addresses
2 a :to draw (a line) from one point on the surface of a sheet to another point with a ruling machine
b :to make (perforations that do not extend from edge to edge) in a sheet

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strike-in

noun

Definition of strike-in

plural -s
:the relative penetration of ink into paper that is being printed

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