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strike US English

Hit forcibly and deliberately with one’s hand or a weapon or other implement

hit home US English

(Of a blow or a missile) reach an intended target

touch a nerve US English

Provoke a reaction by referring to a sensitive topic

hit the right note US English

Say or do something in a way that is very suitable (or unsuitable) for a particular audience or occasion

strike in in strike US English

Intervene in a conversation or discussion

strike up in strike US English

(Of a band or orchestra) begin to play a piece of music

strike something up in strike US English

Begin a friendship or conversation with someone, typically in a casual way

strike in US English

Intervene in a conversation or discussion

strike up US English

(Of a band or orchestra) begin to play a piece of music

air strike US English

An attack made by aircraft

bird strike US English

A collision between a bird or flock of birds and an aircraft

fly strike US English

Infestation of an animal with blowfly maggots

hit home in home US English

(Of a blow or a missile) reach an intended target

strike gold in strike US English

Discover gold during the course of drilling or mining

strike someone out in strike US English

Put a batter out (or be put out) from play as a batter by means of three strikes

strike out in strike US English

Fail or be unsuccessful

strike gold US English

Discover gold during the course of drilling or mining

strike back US English

Retaliate

strike pay US English

Money paid to strikers by their labor union

strike rate US English

The success rate of a sports team, typically in scoring goals or runs

strike zone US English

An area over home plate extending approximately from the armpits to the knees of a batter when in the batting position. The ball must be pitched through this area in order for a strike to be called

first strike US English

An attack with nuclear weapons designed to destroy the enemy’s nuclear weapons before their use

hunger strike US English

A prolonged refusal to eat, carried out as a protest, typically by a prisoner

second strike US English

A retaliatory attack conducted with weapons designed to withstand an initial nuclear attack (a “first strike”)

strike hands in strike US English

(Of two people) clasp hands to seal a deal or agreement

strike hands US English

(Of two people) clasp hands to seal a deal or agreement

strike force US English

A military force equipped and organized for sudden attack

strike price US English

The price fixed by the seller of a security after receiving bids in a tender offer, typically for a sale of bonds or a new stock market issue

general strike US English

A strike of workers in all or most industries

rolling strike US English

A strike consisting of a coordinated series of consecutive limited strikes by small groups of workers

strike a chord in chord2 US English

Affect or stir someone’s emotions

strike a chord US English

Affect or stir someone’s emotions

strike it rich in strike US English

Acquire a great deal of money, typically in a sudden or unexpected way

strike me pink in strike US English

Used to express astonishment or indignation

strike a pose in strike US English

Hold one’s body in a particular position to create an impression

strike it rich US English

Acquire a great deal of money, typically in a sudden or unexpected way

strike me pink US English

Used to express astonishment or indignation

strike a pose US English

Hold one’s body in a particular position to create an impression

strike-slip fault US English

A fault in which rock strata are displaced mainly in a horizontal direction, parallel to the line of the fault

stay-in strike US English

A sit-down strike

lightning strike US English

A strike by workers after little or no warning, especially without official union backing

strike a bargain in bargain US English

Make a bargain; agree to a deal

strike a bargain US English

Make a bargain; agree to a deal

strike a balance in balance US English

Choose a moderate course or compromise

strike a balance US English

Choose a moderate course or compromise

decapitation strike US English

A debilitating military attack, especially one aimed at the enemy’s leadership

strike a blow for in strike US English

Do something to help (or hinder) a cause, belief, or principle

strike someone out US English

Put a batter out (or be put out) from play as a batter by means of three strikes

strike a note of in note US English

Express (a particular feeling or view) about something


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