struck

1 of 2

past tense and past participle of strike

struck

2 of 2

adjective

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

Examples of struck in a Sentence

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Adjective
Hollywood studio marketers have had to scrap media tours amid the dual Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA strikes, with guilds forbidding their members from promoting any movie from a struck company. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Sep. 2023 The Agreement demonstrates to the AMPTP and the struck companies that independent producers at all budget levels are eager, keen, and able to work with our members under these terms. J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 24 Aug. 2023 Warner Music Group is not a struck company for the purposes of the Hollywood strike. Amrita Khalid, The Verge, 1 Aug. 2023 Across Hollywood, marketers are having to scrap media tours amid the dual Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA strikes, with guilds forbidding their members from promoting any movie from a struck company. Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Aug. 2023 The rules of the strike prevent unionized writers and actors from accepting awards for struck work and also bars them from attending events that promote it. Emma Roth, The Verge, 10 Aug. 2023 Note: The actor profiled in this story is not a member of SAG-AFTRA, which is currently on strike, and Mubi—the distributor of the film discussed—is not a struck company. Elaina Patton, Vogue, 3 Aug. 2023 Some individuals who work in unscripted hope that the optics of appearing on a show for a struck company will make SAG-AFTRA members reluctant to participate while the labor dispute persists. Ryan Gajewski, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Aug. 2023 The film is being made by non-AMPTP company MRC, but has a distribution deal with Amazon Studios, a struck company. Pulling Stunts, Vulture, 31 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of struck was in 1894

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“Struck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/struck. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

struck

past and past participle of strike

Medical Definition

struck

noun
: enterotoxemia especially of adult sheep

Legal Definition

struck

1 of 2

past and past participle of strike

struck

2 of 2 adjective
: being the object of or subjected to a labor strike
a struck employer
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