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strike

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1 a work stoppage by a body of workers intended to force an employer to meet their demands
  • The nurses will go on strike tomorrow unless they're finally given a pay raise.
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2 the act or action of setting upon with force or violence
  • The first strike was directed at a munitions warehouse.
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3 a feature of someone or something that creates difficulty for achieving success
  • Kids born into poverty already have a strike against them.
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4 a forceful coming together of two things
  • The strike of a hammer against a nail always has a satisfying sound when you're building something yourself.
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5 an unexpected benefit or advantage resulting from the uncertain course of events
  • She's made one strike after another since she began speculating in real estate.
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stroke of luck


strike

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1 to refuse to work in order to force an employer to meet demands
  • The union is calling for its members to strike until the mining company agrees to meet safety standards.
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2 to act upon (a person or a person's feelings) so as to cause a response
  • We were struck by the willingness of total strangers to go out of their way to help us.
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get to

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3 to enter the mind of
  • It struck her later that no one at the bank had asked for identification.
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4 to come into usually forceful contact with something
  • the thump of hailstones striking the cars in the parking lot
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5 to deliver a blow to (someone or something) usually in a strong vigorous manner
  • The driver of the car behind me applied his brakes too late and struck my car from the rear.
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hang one on

6 to take sudden, violent action against
  • A rattlesnake strikes its prey with lightning speed.
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beat up on, fly at, go at, light into, pitch into, round on, set at, set upon, tear into

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affect, influence, touch, impress, strike, sway mean to produce or have an effect upon. affect implies the action of a stimulus that can produce a response or reaction.
    • the sight affected her to tears
influence implies a force that brings about a change (as in nature or behavior).
    • our beliefs are influenced by our upbringing
touch may carry a vivid suggestion of close contact and may connote stirring, arousing, or harming.
    • plants touched by frost
    • his emotions were touched by her distress
impress stresses the depth and persistence of the effect.
    • only one of the plans impressed him
strike, similar to but weaker than impress, may convey the notion of sudden sharp perception or appreciation.
    • struck by the solemnity of the occasion
sway implies the acting of influences that are not resisted or are irresistible, with resulting change in character or course of action.
    • politicians who are swayed by popular opinion


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