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present tense third-person singular of strike
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as in walks
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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strikes

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noun

plural of strike
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as in walkouts
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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as in accidents
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 18 May. 2024.

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