strike in


Definition of strike in

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 obsolete :  to enter into competition :  try advises me to strike in for some preferment — Jonathan Swift

  3. 2 obsolete :  to associate as a confederate or collaborator strike in with him and help him to dupe his father — John Dryden

  4. 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

  5. 4 :  to intervene or interrupt in a sudden or unexpected manner strike in with a foolish suggestion

  6. 5 :  to disappear from the surface with subsequent internal effects lived only a few days after the disease struck in

  7. transitive verb
  8. 1 :  imprint presses adequate for striking in names and addresses

  9. 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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