strike in

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verb

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

strike-in

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noun

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

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strike in

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“Strike in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strike%20in. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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