Definition of struck

 (Entry 1 of 2)

past tense and past participle of strike


\ ˈstrək How to pronounce struck (audio) \

Definition of struck (Entry 2 of 2)

: closed by or subjected to a labor strike a struck factory a struck employer

Examples of struck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective However, you may be disciplined or replaced and not have some of the same rehire rights as a member who left work on a struck show as part of a strike. Gene Maddaus, Variety, 14 Oct. 2021 Hitting the brakes might not be a proper action, since doing so could cause cars behind the struck car to get hit from behind. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 6 May 2021 The impact caused the struck car to slam into the women, who were not identified. Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Feb. 2021 Unfortunately for the England skipper, Alyssa Naeher in the American goal was equal to the low struck effort and preserved the U.S. lead, which ultimately proved decisive., 3 July 2019 On the stroke on 20 minutes Ramsey was celebrating his second goal of the afternoon with his well struck effort deflecting of Eliaquim Mangala and wrong-footing Jordan Pickford., 4 Feb. 2018 Verdi then had two chances in two minutes, following a well struck effort going just over the bar, the Italian forward directed the ball just past the post in the 17th minute as Bologna continued to put Inter under pressure., 19 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of struck


1894, in the meaning defined above

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“Struck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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Kids Definition of struck

past tense and past participle of strike


\ ˈstrək How to pronounce struck (audio) \

Medical Definition of struck

: enterotoxemia especially of adult sheep


Legal Definition of struck

 (Entry 1 of 2)

past and past participle of strike



Legal Definition of struck (Entry 2 of 2)

: being the object of or subjected to a labor strike a struck employer


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