Definition of struck 

(Entry 1 of 2)

past tense and past participle of strike


\ˈstrək \

Definition of struck (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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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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Kids Definition of struck

past tense and past participle of strike


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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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