Definition of strike in
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
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
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