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strikes

verb
present tense third-person singular of strike

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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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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6 to take apart
  • the stagehands struck the sets the morning after the play closed

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8 to cast a spell on
  • the only way that she's going to get a man is if she strikes one

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strikes

noun
plural of strike

Synonyms & Antonyms of strikes (Entry 2 of 2)

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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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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“Strikes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/strikes. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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