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 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., "Jill Scott Defends Steph Houghton After Missed Penalty in Women's World Cup Semi-Final," 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., "Steven Gerrard Hails 'World-Class' Aubameyang's Finish in Arsenal's 5-1 Demolition of Everton," 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., "Bologna 1-1 Inter: Brave Bologna Stop Inter's 100% Start to the Season at Renato Dall'Ara," 19 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of struck


1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of struck was in 1894

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“Struck.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 5 December 2019.

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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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