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strike
British English: /strʌɪk/
American English: /straɪk/

Translation of strike in Italian:

noun

  • 1 (at a workplace) to be on strike
    essere in o fare sciopero
    to come out on strike
    entrare o mettersi in sciopero
    before n (committee, notice)
    di sciopero
    (leader)
    degli scioperanti
  • 5 (Sport)
    (in baseball)
    palla (feminine) buona, strike (masculine)
    (in tenpin bowling)
    strike (masculine)

transitive verb pass. struck p.pass. struck stricken

  • 1 (hit)
    (person, stick, bat)
    colpire (person, object, ball)
    (torpedo, missile)
    colpire, centrare (target, vessel)
    (ship, car, person)
    colpire, urtare (rock, tree, pedestrian)
    to strike somebody on the head, in the face
    (person)
    colpire qualcuno sulla testa, in faccia
    (object)
    urtare qualcuno sulla testa, in faccia
    to strike something with
    battere qualcosa con (stick, hammer)
    she struck the table with her fist (deliberately)
    ha picchiato il pugno sul tavolo
    he struck his head on the table
    ha dato una testata sul tavolo
    his head struck the table lightning struck the house, struck him to be struck by lightning
    (tree, house, person)
    essere colpito da un fulmine
    to strike somebody to the ground
    (with fist)
    abbattere qualcuno con un pugno
    (with stick)
    abbattere qualcuno con una bastonata
    to strike somebody a blow
    dare un colpo a qualcuno
    to strike the first blow
    dare il primo colpo
    [figurative]
    to strike somebody dead
    (lightning, God)
    fulminare qualcuno
    (person)
    colpire qualcuno a morte
    to be struck blind, dumb
    diventare improvvisamente cieco, muto
    to be struck dumb with amazement
  • 2 (afflict)
    (quake, famine, disease, storm, disaster)
    abbattersi su, colpire (area, people)
    “earthquake strikes San Francisco” (Journalism) the pain strikes when I bend down
    mi viene una fitta di dolore ogni volta che mi piego
    to strike terror into somebody o somebody's heart
    terrorizzare qualcuno
  • 3 (make impression on)
    (idea, thought)
    venire in mente a (person)
    (resemblance)
    colpire (person)
    to be struck by an awful thought struck me
    mi venne in mente un pensiero orribile
    a terrible sight struck my eyes
    mi si presentò davanti agli occhi un quadro terribile
    it strikes me as funny, stupid that …
    mi sembra divertente, stupido che …
    it strikes me as mean of them to do
    penso che sia meschino da parte loro fare
    to strike somebody as odd, absurd
    sembrare o parere strano, assurdo a qualcuno
    he strikes me as an intelligent man
    mi sembra una persona intelligente
    it strikes me as a good idea to do
    mi pare o sembra una buona idea fare
    did anything strike you as odd?
    hai notato qualcosa di strano?
    how does the idea strike you?
    che cosa ne pensi o te ne pare di questa idea?
    how did he strike you? it strikes me (that)
    mi colpisce (il fatto che)
    it struck him that here was the opportunity
    all'improvviso capì che questa era la sua occasione
    I was struck with him, it [informal] she wasn't very struck with it [informal]
    non (ne) è rimasta particolarmente colpita
    to be struck on (British English) [informal]
    essere innamorato di
  • 6 (ignite)
    accendere (match)
    to strike a spark from a flint
    produrre una scintilla sfregando una pietra focaia
  • 8 (delete)
    cancellare (word, sentence, comment)
    to order something to be struck from the record
    ordinare che qualcosa venga cancellato dal verbale
  • 9 (dismantle)
    smontare (tent, scaffolding)
    to strike camp
    levare il campo o togliere le tende
    to strike one's colours (Military) to strike the set (Theatre)
    smontare il palco
  • 11 (Agriculture)
    fare attecchire (cutting)
    to strike root
    mettere radici
  • 12 (Fishing) (fisherman)
    ferrare (fish)
    (fish)
    abboccare a (bait)

intransitive verb pass. struck p.pass. struck stricken

  • 2 (attack)
    (army, animal, snake)
    attaccare
    (killer, rapist)
    aggredire
    (disease, storm)
    colpire
    the terrorists have struck again
    i terroristi hanno colpito ancora o di nuovo
    disaster struck
    è successo un disastro
    “when pain strikes, take Calmaways”
    “quando il dolore vi assale, prendete Calmaways”
    to strike at
    attaccare (target)
    this strikes at the heart of the democratic system to strike at the root of the problem
    andare alla radice del problema
    Henry strikes again! [informal] [humorous]
    Henry colpisce o ha colpito ancora!
  • 4
    (match)
    accendersi
  • 6 (proceed)to strike north, inland
    dirigersi a nord, verso l'interno
    to strike across
    prendere per (field)
    attraversare (country)

Idioms

to have two strikes against one

(American English)

Phrasal verbs

strike back

(retaliate)
rispondere (at a)

strike down:

strike [somebody] down, strike down [somebody] (person) to be struck down by
(affected)
essere colpito da (illness)
(incapacitated)
essere abbattuto da (illness, bullet)

strike off:

1 strike off (go off)
tagliare (across per) (towards verso)
2 strike [something] off, strike off [something] 2.1 (delete)
depennare (item on list, name)
2.2 (Print) 2.3 [formal] (cut off)
tagliare, recidere (branch, flower head)
3 strike [somebody] off
radiare (doctor)
he's been struck off
è stato radiato
4 strike [somebody, something] off to be struck off the roll
(doctor)
essere radiato dall'ordine dei medici
(barrister)
essere radiato dall'ordine degli avvocati

strike out:

1 strike out 1.1 (hit out) he struck out blindly
menava colpi o colpiva alla cieca
to strike out at
attaccare (adversary)
[figurative]
prendersela con (critics, rival)
1.2 (proceed)to strike out towards
dirigersi verso
to strike out in new directions [figurative] to strike out on one's own
intraprendere qualcosa da solo
(in business)
mettersi in proprio
1.3 (American English) (in baseball)
essere eliminato
1.4 (American English) [informal] (fail)
2 strike [something] out, strike out [something] (delete)
cancellare, depennare (name, mention, paragraph)

strike up:

1 strike up
(band, orchestra)
cominciare a suonare
(singer, choir)
cominciare a cantare
the band struck up with a waltz
l'orchestra ha attaccato con un valzer
2 strike up [something] (start)
(band, orchestra)
attaccare (tune, piece)
(singer, choir)
intonare (song, tune)
to strike up an acquaintance with
fare la conoscenza di qualcuno in modo casuale
to strike up a conversation with
cominciare una conversazione con
to strike up a friendship with
stringere un'amicizia con
they struck up a friendship
diventarono amici
to strike up a relationship with
stabilire un rapporto con

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