Definition of strike on/upon
- He struck on an idea for his novel.
- They struck upon a salt mine.
: to take a course : go
: to aim and usually deliver a blow, stroke, or thrust (as with the hand, a weapon, or a tool)
: to arrive with detrimental effect
: a tool for smoothing a surface (as of a mold)
: an act or instance of striking
: a work stoppage by a body of workers to enforce compliance with demands made on an employer
: on the surface : on it
: thereafter, thereon
What made you want to look up strike on/upon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).