thunderstrike

verb thun·der·strike \ -ˌstrīk \

Definition of thunderstrike

thunderstruck play \-ˌstrək\; thunderstruck also thunderstricken play \-ˌstri-kən\; thunderstriking play \-ˌstrī-kiŋ\
transitive verb
1 : to strike dumb : astonish
  • was thunderstruck at the news
2 archaic : to strike by or as if by lightning

Examples of thunderstrike in a Sentence

  1. everyone was thunderstruck when she quit her job without warning

First Known Use of thunderstrike

circa 1586


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