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Synonyms of strike in English:


  • 1 the teacher struck Mary
    cane, lash, whip, club
    informal clout, schmuck, wallop, belt, whack, thwack, bash, clobber, bop, cold-cock
    literary smite
  • 2 he struck the gong
    bang, beat, hit
    informal bash, wallop
  • 3 the car struck a tree
    crash into, collide with, hit, run into, bump into, smash into, impact
  • 4 Jennifer struck the ball
    hit, drive, propel
    informal clout, wallop, swipe
  • 5 he struck a match
    ignite, light
  • 6 she was asleep when the killer struck
    attack, set upon someone, fall on someone, assault someone
  • 7 the disease is striking 3,000 people a year
    affect, afflict, attack, hit
  • 8 striking a balance
    achieve, reach, arrive at, find, attain, establish
  • 9 we have struck a bargain
    agree (on), come to an agreement on, settle on
    informal clinch
  • 10 he struck a heroic pose
    assume, adopt, take on/up, affect, cop
  • 11 they have struck oil
    discover, find, come upon, hit
  • 12 a thought struck her
    occur to, come to (mind), dawn on one, hit, spring to mind, enter one's head
  • 13 you strike me as intelligent
    seem to, appear to, come across to, give the impression to
  • 14 drivers are striking
    take industrial action, go on strike, down tools, walk out, hit the bricks
  • 15 the commodore struck his flag
    lower, take down, bring down
  • 16 we should strike south
    go, make one's way, head, forge
  • noun

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  • 1 a 48-hour strike
    industrial action, walkout, job action, stoppage
  • 2 a military strike
    (air) attack, assault, bombing, raid
  • 3 a gold strike
    find, discovery
  • Phrases

    strike out
    strike out the old phone number
    delete, cross out, erase, rub out
    strike up
  • 1.1 the band struck up another tune
    begin to play, start playing
  • 2.1 we struck up a friendship
    begin, start, commence, embark on, establish
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