Hit forcibly and deliberately with one’s hand or a weapon or other implement
(Of a blow or a missile) reach an intended target
Provoke a reaction by referring to a sensitive topic
Say or do something in a way that is very suitable (or unsuitable) for a particular audience or occasion
the teacher struck Mary
In industrial relations: designating an agreement, etc., involving a guarantee that a workforce will not strike provided certain conditions are met.
Intervene in a conversation or discussion
(Of a band or orchestra) begin to play a piece of music
An attack made by aircraft
(More fully ball-and-strike) being or relating to the ratio of balls to strikes accumulated by a batter during a single turn at the bat; usually in ball-(and-)strike count.
A collision between a bird or flock of birds and an aircraft
Fly strike that affects the body, typically the withers, back, or sides, of a sheep (as opposed to the head, tail area, or penis).
A strike by coal miners.
Infestation of an animal with blowfly maggots
A discovery of an oil field by drilling.
A refusal to pay rent, usually by a number of people as an organized protest.
Discover gold during the course of drilling or mining
Money paid to strikers by their labor union
The success rate of a sports team, typically in scoring goals or runs
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
An attack with nuclear weapons designed to destroy the enemy’s nuclear weapons before their use
To affect keenly or deeply with emotion (typically mental anguish or dismay). Usually in pass.
A prolonged refusal to eat, carried out as a protest, typically by a prisoner
A strike by mineworkers; specifically the strike conducted by coal miners in Britain in 1984–5 against a plan to close numerous coal pits.
(Of a typewriter or printer ribbon) capable of being struck by the printing elements many times in the same place before wearing out.
To strike panic into (now chiefly in pass.).
A retaliatory attack conducted with weapons designed to withstand an initial nuclear attack (a “first strike”)
A sit-down strike
(Of two people) clasp hands to seal a deal or agreement
A military force equipped and organized for sudden attack
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
A strike of workers in all or most industries
A strike consisting of a coordinated series of consecutive limited strikes by small groups of workers
Affect or stir someone’s emotions
A strike by workers after little or no warning, especially without official union backing
Acquire a great deal of money, typically in a sudden or unexpected way
Used to express astonishment or indignation
Hold one’s body in a particular position to create an impression
A strike not called or endorsed by the union to which the strikers belong.
Choose a moderate course or compromise
Make a bargain; agree to a deal
A debilitating military attack, especially one aimed at the enemy’s leadership
Express (a particular feeling or view) about something
Put a batter out (or be put out) from play as a batter by means of three strikes
A fault in which rock strata are displaced mainly in a horizontal direction, parallel to the line of the fault
Discover or think of, especially unexpectedly or by chance
Start out on a new or independent course or endeavor
Fail or be unsuccessful
Begin a friendship or conversation with someone, typically in a casual way