There are 2 translations of strike in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /straɪk/

vt (past & past p struck)

  • 1 1.1 (hit) [person] pegarle* a, golpear; [blow] dar*, pegar*; [key] pulsar he struck the child on the face le pegó al niño en la cara who struck the first blow? ¿quién dio or pegó el primer golpe? to strike sb a blow darle* un golpe a algn, golpear a algn he struck me a blow on the head me dio un golpe or me golpeó en la cabeza strike the keys evenly pulse las teclas uniformemente he struck his fist on the table o he struck the table with his fist golpeó la mesa con el puño, pegó or dio un puñetazo en la mesa 1.2 (collide with, fall on) [wall/tree] [vehicle] chocar* or dar* contra; [stone/ball] pegar* or dar* contra; [lightning/bullet] alcanzar* the ship struck a rock el barco chocó or dio contra una roca I struck my head on the beam me di (un golpe) en la cabeza contra la viga the tree was struck by lightning el árbol fue alcanzado por un rayo, cayó un rayo en el árbol he was struck by a bullet fue alcanzado por una bala a dull moan struck her ear [literario/literary] un gemido apagado llegó hasta sus oídos
  • 2 2.1 (attack) [troops/bombers] atacar*; [eagle/tiger] atacar*, caer* sobre 2.2 (afflict) her death struck me hard su muerte fue un gran golpe para mí they were struck with remorse se llenaron de remordimiento I was struck with astonishment me quedé paralizado de asombro
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    • Since 1900, moderately damaging earthquakes have struck the seismic zone every few decades.
    • The infectious disease struck eight of her family members, taking the lives of her mother and father.
    • From your extensive music collection, what five CDs would you save in the event of some natural disaster striking your home?
  • 3 3.1 (cause to become) to strike sb blind/dumb dejar ciego/mudo a algn I was struck dumb when I saw what she'd done me quedé muda or sin habla cuando vi lo que había hecho to strike sb dead matar a algn 3.2 (introduce) to strike fear/terror into sb infundirle miedo/terror a algn it struck doubt into their minds los hizo dudar, hizo que los asaltaran las dudas
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    • We received a press release this morning which struck such fear into our hearts we decided that we had to let you, the innocent public, know of its existence as quickly as possible, in order to avoid mass panic.
    • But it was the highest level since Tokyo began keeping track in 1953, and struck a deep chill into the hearts of many Japanese.
    • Well, I think this probably struck a little fear into the heart of the regime.
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    • She finds it easy to talk to the strangers she meets in her restless wanderings, knowing nothing about them and caring less, but she is struck dumb in the face of her mute daughter.
    • Before I am struck dumb by incredulity, you might like to know that this test was carried out in the name of research into the theory that women sniff out ideal mates.
    • Enter the Jaya Marthanda gates and you are struck dumb by the perfect proportions and sweep of the palace, though you may be visiting it for the 20th time.
  • 4 4.1 (occur to) ocurrirse (+ me/te/le etc) an awful thought struck me se me ocurrió algo terrible, algo terrible me vino a la mente it strikes me (that) … me da la impresión de que …, se me ocurre que … inspiration struck me in the shower me vino la inspiración en la ducha the funny side of the situation struck me afterwards más tarde le pude ver el lado cómico a la situación 4.2 (impress) parecerle* a how did she strike you? ¿qué impresión te causó?, ¿qué te pareció (a ti)? it strikes me as odd me parece raro she struck Paul as lazy a Paul le dio la impresión de ser perezosa, a Paul le pareció perezosa
  • 5 5.1 [oil/gold/uranium] encontrar*, dar* con later we struck the right path luego dimos con el buen camino to strike it lucky tener* un golpe de suerte to strike it rich hacer* fortuna 5.2 [trouble/obstacle] tropezar* con, encontrar* you have struck a bad week for weather te ha tocado una semana de mal tiempo
  • 7 7.1 [Mus] [note] dar*; [chord] tocar* 7.2 [clock] dar* the clock has just struck the hour/five (o'clock) el reloj acaba de dar la hora/las cinco
  • 8 (enter into, arrive at) to strike a deal llegar* a un acuerdo, cerrar* un trato to strike a balance between … encontrar* el justo equilibrio entre …
  • 10 (take down) [sail/flag] arriar*; [tent] desmontar to strike camp levantar el campamento to strike the set desmontar los decorados
  • 11 (delete) suprimir the remark was struck from o out of the transcript el comentario se suprimió de la transcripción his name was struck off the register se borró su nombre del registro see also strike off

vi (past & past p struck)

  • 1 (hit) [person] golpear, asestar un golpe; [lightning] caer* he collapsed as the bullet struck se desplomó al ser alcanzado por la bala he always strikes with deadly accuracy sus golpes son siempre tremendamente certeros lightning never strikes in the same place twice los rayos nunca caen dos veces en el mismo sitio (to be) within striking distance (of sth) (estar*) a un paso (de algo) to strike lucky (BrE) tener* un golpe de suerte
  • 2 2.1 (attack) [bombers/commandos] atacar*; [snake/tiger] atacar*, caer* sobre su presa; [police] intervenir*, actuar* he stood, sword in hand, poised to strike esperaba, espada en mano, listo para atacar Banks struck in the seventh minute [Sport] Banks marcó en el séptimo minuto to strike at sth/sb atacar* algo/a algn she struck at him with a knife lo atacó con un cuchillo 2.2 (happen suddenly) [illness/misfortune] sobrevenir*; [disaster] ocurrir then inspiration struck entonces me inspiré ( or nos inspiramos etc)
  • 3 (withdraw labor) hacer* huelga, declararse en huelga or (esp AmL) en paro they're threatening to strike amenazan con ir a la huelga, amenazan con hacer huelga or (esp AmL) hacer un paro to strike for higher pay hacer* huelga or (esp AmL) hacer* un paro por reivindicaciones salariales they were striking in sympathy with the miners estaban en or de huelga en solidaridad con los mineros, estaban en or de paro en solidaridad con los mineros (esp AmL)
  • 4 4.1 (move) dirigirse*, enfilar we struck across country enfilamos or nos dirigimos campo a través to strike (off) left/right dirigirse* or enfilar a la izquierda/derecha 4.2 (penetrate) [sun/light] penetrar

Phrasal verbs

strike back

v + adv
to strike back (at sb) [Mil] contraatacar* (a algn) he struck back at his critics devolvió el golpe a sus detractores

strike down

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 [literario/literary] she was struck down with cholera fue abatida por el cólera [literario/literary] she was struck down in her prime su vida fue segada en flor [literario/literary] 1.2 (AmE) [Law] revocar*

strike home

v + adv
1.1 [blow/bullet/shell] dar* en el blanco 1.2 [criticism/remark] dar* en el blanco then the full significance of the incident struck home entonces nos dimos ( or se dio etc) cuenta de la trascendencia del incidente

strike off

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (delete) tachar 1.2 (disqualify) (BrE) [doctor/lawyer] prohibirle* el ejercicio de la profesión a 1.3 [Print] [copy] tirar, sacar*

strike on

v + prep + o
[solution] dar* con I/he struck on a plan se me/le ocurrió un plan

strike out

v + adv 1.1 (physically, verbally) to strike out (at sb/sth) arremeter (contra algn/algo) 1.2 (set out, proceed) emprender el camino or la marchato strike out for sth they struck out for the summit/for home emprendieron el camino hacia la cumbre/de regreso to strike out on one's own ponerse* a trabajar por cuenta propia 1.3 (in baseball) poncharse 1.4 (fail) (AmE) fracasar, darse* de narices [familiar/colloquial] 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o 2.1 (remove from list) tachar 2.2 (in baseball) ponchar

strike through

v + adv + o
[name] tachar

strike up

v + adv + o 1.1 (begin) entablar to strike up a friendship with sb entablar or trabar amistad con algn I struck up a conversation with him entablé conversación con él 1.2 (start to play) [tune] empezar* a tocar 1.1v + adv [band] empezar* a tocar

strike upon

strike on

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There are 2 translations of strike in Spanish:



  • 1 (stoppage) huelga (f), paro (m) (esp AmL) to be on strike estar* en or de huelga, estar* en or de paro (esp AmL) to call a strike convocar* una huelga to come out o go (out) on strike ir* a la huelga, declararse en huelga, ir* al paro (esp AmL) , declararse en paro (esp AmL) to break a strike boicotear una huelga, esquirolear [peyorativo/pejorative], carnerear (RPl) [fam & pey] official/unofficial strike huelga or (esp AmL) paro oficial/no oficial general/selective strike huelga or (esp AmL) paro general/parcial hunger strike huelga de hambre (before n) to take strike action ir* a la huelga strike ballot o vote votación (f) de huelga strike fund fondo (m) de resistencia strike pay subsidio (m) de huelga or (esp AmL) de paro
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    • It is a slap in the face for those employees who went on strike for better pay.
    • Eight months after the Conservatives were elected in Ontario, provincial employees went on strike for the first time ever.
    • Taxi drivers and shop owners went on strike yesterday to protest what the opposition says was widespread rigging of the elections.
  • 2 (find) descubrimiento (m) a lucky strike [colloquial/familiar] un golpe de suerte
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    • The data is used to test a range of hypotheses about the correlates of mining strikes.
    • The museum is located in Mariposa, which had some of the Gold Country's richest strikes.
    • Tracey and Pete went out looking for any signs of a gold strike or something, anything of value in the land.
  • 3 (attack) ataque (m)
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    • Now, he has added the threat of preemptive military strikes.
    • The reader is led to believe that Stalin oriented his military commanders toward a preemptive strike by the Red Army.
    • Are we to understand that they, also, are entitled to launch massive military strikes against their attackers?
  • 4 [Sport] 4.1 (in bowling) pleno (m), chuza (f) (Méx) 4.2 (in baseball) strike (m) strike three! ¡strike tres! to have two strikes against one (AmE) estar* en desventaja, no tenerlas* todas consigo ( or conmigo etc)
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    • By the time the batter swung, strike three was already in the catcher's mitt.
    • Down to his final strike, he swung late at a fast ball and lofted a pop-up down the third base line.
    • The batter is automatically out for a hunt foul on a third strike.
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    • I pitched quickly, threw strikes, and the defense was sharper.
    • He's throwing strikes and mixing his pitches well.
    • I went to the bullpen to warm up and couldn't throw strikes and didn't have any stuff.
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    • I needed three strikes to win, and I threw three good balls and got strikes.
    • No one throws a strike every ball, which is why filling frames is very important.
    • Throwing strikes is great because you knock down all 10 pins and don't have to shoot a spare.

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