Synonyms of strike in English:
1 the teacher actually struck and hurt Mary
Australian/New Zealand informal quilt
informal clout, wallop, belt, whack, bash, clobber, bop, biff, sock, deck, slug, plug, knock about/around, knock into the middle of next week, lay into, do over, rough up
5 he struck a match and lit the oil lamp
17 he ordered the driver to strike south towards the Thames
go, make one's way, set out, head, direct one's footsteps, move towards
- the mayor struck back, threatening to suefight back, retaliate, hit back, respond, react, reply, reciprocate, counterattack, return fire, return the compliment, put up a fight, take the bait, rise to the bait, return like for like, get back at someone, get, give tit for tat, give as good as one gets, let someone see how it feels, give someone a dose/taste of their own medicine;have/get/take one's revenge, take/exact/wreak revenge, be revenged, revenge oneself, avenge oneself, take reprisals, get even, even the score, settle a/the score, settle accounts, pay someone back (in their own coin), pay someone out, repay someone, exact retribution, take an eye for an eye (and a tooth for a tooth)informal give someone their comeuppanceBritish informal get one's own backrare give someone a Roland for an Oliver
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