strike on/upon

phrasal verb

struck on/upon; struck on/upon also stricken on/upon; striking on/upon
: to find or discover (something) especially suddenly
He struck on an idea for his novel.
They struck upon a salt mine.

Examples of strike on/upon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tech giant Apple is poised to see its first-ever strike on its retail operations after staff at a store in Maryland voted to authorize a strike against the company. Morgan Haefner, Quartz, 12 May 2024 The interview took place soon after Zelensky and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis appeared to be targeted in a Russian missile strike on the port of Odesa. TIME, 10 May 2024 Labor unions across Argentina were expected to hold a 24-hour nationwide general strike on Thursday as Milei's cost-cutting program has led to sharp contractions in consumption, construction and manufacturing activity. Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY, 10 May 2024 After Israel's strike on the Iranian embassy in Damascus, Syria, on April 1, Israel took precautionary measures against a possible retaliation from Iran, one of which was activating GPS jamming. Kerem Inal, ABC News, 4 May 2024 Her mother was killed in an Israeli strike on an area designated safe. Hala Gorani, NBC News, 26 Apr. 2024 Any missile or drone strike on Iranian soil, no matter the target, would be a significant move for Israel. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports,, 19 Apr. 2024 The attack by Tehran was in retaliation for an Israeli strike on an Iranian diplomatic compound this month in Syria. Sufian Taha, Washington Post, 18 Apr. 2024 The officials described the following options, and their downsides, from which the Israeli leaders are choosing a response: Conduct an aggressive strike on an Iranian target, such as an Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps base, in a country other than Iran like Syria. Russell Goldman, New York Times, 16 Apr. 2024

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“Strike on/upon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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