Definition of striking in English:


Line breaks: strik¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈstrʌɪkɪŋ


  • 2(Of an employee) on strike: striking mineworkers
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    • One week later, food and beverage workers joined them, expanding the number of striking employees to 800.
    • Both the striking workers and the employer's association have admitted privately that ‘everybody is tired of the strike’.
    • A meeting between the striking workers and the employers' association has been scheduled for Monday, 15 July.


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  • The action of striking: substantial damage was caused by the striking of a submerged object
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    • His long-range striking from dead balls was impressive in the first half and no less so into the wind after the break.
    • The Tipperary minor's smooth striking from placed balls yielded the No.14 five points, jab lifting from long range and roll lifting closer in.
    • The lads' ground striking has improved 100% since the start of the league.


within striking distance



[as submodifier]: a strikingly beautiful girl
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  • His face was pleasant - not strikingly beautiful or ugly - but he was handsome I decided.
  • The result is unusual and strikingly pretty, especially when held to the light.
  • Even an AIDS baby cared for by its strikingly beautiful mother remains an individual.

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