strike in


Definition of strike in

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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
3a 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
2a : 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


plural -s

Definition of strike-in (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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