strike on/upon

Definition of strike on/upon

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

Word by Word Definitions

strike play
  1. : to take a course : go

  2. : to aim and usually deliver a blow, stroke, or thrust (as with the hand, a weapon, or a tool)

  3. : to arrive with detrimental effect

  1. : a tool for smoothing a surface (as of a mold)

  2. : an act or instance of striking

  3. : a work stoppage by a body of workers to enforce compliance with demands made on an employer

upon play
  1. : on

  1. : on the surface : on it

  2. : thereafter, thereon


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