Definition of strike fear into the hearts of
- a horrific accident that struck fear into the hearts of skiers everywhere
- The idea struck fear into their hearts.
: 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
: to feel fear in (oneself)
: to have a reverential awe of
: an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger
: an instance of this emotion
: a state marked by this emotion
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