Was struck in the leg by a bullet.
- To fall on; shine on.Light striking the wall.
- To catch or reach (the ear)
- To come upon; arrive at.The bus struck the main road.
- To make (a path, trail, etc.) as one goes along.
- To notice, find, or hit upon suddenly or unexpectedly.
- To discover, as after drilling or prospecting.To strike oil.
- To appear to.The sight that struck my eyes.
Strike a medallion.
Strike a B flat; strike w, t, and y on the keyboard.
Struck him dead.
The report struck a positive note in the final paragraph.
The suggestion struck her as foolish.
She struck the desk with her knee.
Struck rudely into the conversation.
- To give a blow to; hit with force.To strike a nail with a hammer.
- To give (a blow, etc.)
- To remove, knock off, etc. by or as by a blow.To strike a gun from someone's hand.
- To make or impress by stamping, punching, printing, etc.To strike coins in a mint.
- To pierce or penetrate.struck in the head by a bullet.
- To harpoon or shoot (a whale)
- To hook (a fish that has risen to the bait) by a pull on the line.
- To seize (the bait)
The clock struck twelve.
- To cause to hit something.To strike one's head on a beam.
- To thrust (a weapon, implement, etc.) in or into something.
- To bring forcefully into contact.To strike cymbals together.
- To cause to ignite by friction.To strike a match.
The stone struck a head.
- To come into the mind of; occur to.An idea struck me.
- To be attractive to or impress (someone's fancy, sense of humor, etc.)
- To seem to.An idea that strikes me as silly.
- To cause to become suddenly.To be struck dumb.
- To influence, inspire, or overcome suddenly with strong feeling.To be struck with amazement.
- To cause (a feeling, emotion, etc.) to come suddenly; arouse.To strike terror to the heart.
Was stricken with cancer.
An example of strike is when a ball that was perfectly pitched is missed by the batter.
An example of strike is being caught, charged and convicted of armed robbery.
An example of strike is one person punching another.
An example of strike is the military of one country bombing another.
An example of strike is a car crashing into a stop sign.
The clock struck nine.
Struck the wasp from his shoulder; struck off the diseased branch with a machete.
Strike a trial witness's answer to a question as inadmissible hearsay.
The thought struck me from out of the blue.
Struck the table in anger; strikes the ball with a nine iron; struck the nail with a hammer.
She struck her knee against the desk.
Struck the sword into the dragon.
Lightning struck the tree.
Struck fire from the flints.
Strike a match.
Finally struck the main trail.
A bright light struck her face.
An odd sound struck his ear.
Struck terror into their hearts.
She was struck with alarm at the news.
Struck at his opponent but missed.
A car and a bus struck at the intersection.
The enemy struck unexpectedly.
The home team struck early in the game.
The cold struck right through our jackets.
The fish are striking.
Struck off into the forest.
The horse struck into a gallop.
Struck on a new approach.
Sunlight striking on the cliffs; a din struck upon their ears.
The clock struck just as we left.
The hour has struck.
The quarterback threw a strike to the receiver.
To strike a balance.
To strike in vain at a ball.
To strike on the right combination.
The enemy struck at dawn.
An air strike.
A prisoner's hunger strike, a buyers' strike.
Strike the door sharply with your foot and see if it comes loose.
A bullet struck him.
The ship struck a reef.
A tree strikes its roots deep.
A hammer strikes against the bell of a clock.
The bank robber struck on the 2nd and 5th of May.
The first thing to strike my eye was a beautiful pagoda.
Tragedy struck when his brother was killed in a bush fire.
The workers struck for a week before the new contract went through.
The ship struck in the night.
To strike a light.
To strike into reputation; to strike into a run.
To strike the mind with surprise; to strike somebody with wonder, alarm, dread, or horror.
The proposed plan strikes me favourably.
May the Lord strike down those sinners!
I was struck dumb with astonishment.
To strike a bargain.
My eye struck a strange word in the text.
They soon struck the trail.
He struck a friend for five dollars.
- Engaged in a work stoppage:Most of the employees were on strike.
- To conclude a bargain or reach an agreement.
- To have sudden financial success.
- to be attracted to or impressed by
- to be at a decided disadvantage
- to cause to fall by a blow, etc.; knock down
- to do away with; undo, cancel, etc.
- to have a disastrous or disabling effect upon
- to amaze; astound; astonish
- to show agreement by clasping hands
- to make a bargain, contract, etc.
- to deliver an effective or crippling blow
- to achieve a desired or significant effect
- to discover a rich deposit of ore, oil, etc.
- to become rich or successful suddenly
- to separate, or remove, by or as by a blow or cut
- to remove from a record, list, etc.; erase; expunge
- to print
- to make by hitting or striking
- to originate; produce; devise
- to aim or strike a blow; hit out
- to remove from a record, etc.; erase; expunge
- to begin moving or acting; start out
- to be a failure
- to begin or cause to begin playing, singing, sounding, etc.
- to begin (a friendship, conversation, etc.)
- to emboss (metal, decorative figures, etc.)
Other Word Forms
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of strike
- Middle English striken from Old English strīcan to stroke streig- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition