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

Translation of strike in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد past tense/زمن الماضي, past participle/اسم المفعول struck

  • 1
    (to hit) (Form I) (stem vowel = i) (the ball, a person)
    (torpedo, missiles) (Form IV) (the ship, target)
    to strike something with a stick/hammer
    ضَرَبَ شَيْئاً بِعَصاً \ بِمِطْرَقةٍ
    to strike a blow for something
    اتَّخَذَ مَوْقِفاً داعِماً لِشَيْءٍ
    to strike somebody dead
    ضَرَبَ شَخْصاً ضَرْبةً أَوْدَتْ بِحَياتِهِ
    to be struck by lightning
    أُصيبَ بِصاعِقةٍ
    to be struck dumb with amazement
    أَخْرَسَتْهُ الدَهْشةُ
  • 2
    (to crash into) (Form VIII) (a rock, tree, pedestrian)
    he struck his head on the beam
    اصْطَدَمَ رَأْسُهُ بالعارِضةِ الخَشَبيّةِ
  • 3
    (to afflict) (stem vowel = i) (Form I) (Form IV) (an area, a family, community)
    disaster struck the town
    أُصيبَت المَدينةُ بِكارِثةٍ
    the decree struck terror into the inhabitants
    أَصابَ القَرارُ السُكّانَ بالفَزَعِ
  • 4
    (to impress) (ideas, thoughts, resemblance) (Form VI)
    it strikes me that it's very important
    أَظُنُّ أَنَّهُ مُهِمٌّ جِدًّا
    how does the idea strike you?
    كيف تَبْدو لَكَ الفِكْرةُ؟
    how did he strike you? I was struck with him
    تَرَكَ لَدَيَّ انْطِباعاً حَسَناً
  • 6
    (to conclude) (Form I) (stem vowel = i) (Form IV) (a bargain, deal)
    to strike a balance
    حَقَّقَ تَوازُناً
  • 8
    (clocks) (Form I) (stem vowel = u) (the hour, six)
    it had just struck two
    دَقَّت الساعةُ الثانِيةُ للتَوِّ
  • 9to strike a name/item from a list
    حَذَفَ اسْماً \ بَنْداً من قائِمةٍ
  • 10
    (to take down) (stem vowel = u) (Form I) (a tent, scaffolding)
    to strike camp
    فَكَّ الخَيْمةَ

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد past tense/زمن الماضي, past participle/اسم المفعول struck

  • 1
    (to hit) (bombs)
    my head struck against the beam
    اصْطَدَمَ رَأْسي بالعارِضةِ
  • 2
    (to attack) (killers, robbers) (Form III), (Form I) (stem vowel = u)
    (storms) (Form I) (stem vowel = u)
    the terrorists have struck again
    قامَ الإرْهابيّونَ بِهُجومٍ آخَرَ
    disaster struck
    وَقَعَتْ كارِثةٌ
    to strike at a target/an enemy
    هاجَمَ هَدَفاً \ عَدوًّا
  • 3
    (in labour disputes) (workers) (Form IV)
    to strike for better wages/against the cuts
    أَضْرَبَ (عن العَمَلِ) للمُطالَبةِ بِتَحْسينِ الأُجورِ \ اعْتِراضاً على تَخْفيضِ الأُجورِ
  • 4
    (clock) (stem vowel = u) (Form I)
    six o'clock struck
    دَقَّت الساعةُ السادِسةُ
  • 5 (to go somewhere) See examples: to strike north
    مَضى نحو الشَمالِ
    to strike out across the desert
    مَضى عَبْرَ الصَحْراءِ


  • 1
    (by workers)
    to be on/come out on strike
    كانَ مُضْرِباً \ قامَ بِإضْرابٍ (عن العَمَلِ)
  • 2 the air force launched a strike against the port
    شَنَّت القوّاتُ الجَوّيّةُ هُجوماً على الميناءِ
  • 3
    (in mining, drilling)
    اكْتِشاف مُفاجِئ
    it was a lucky strike
    كانَ ضَرْبةَ حَظٍّ
  • 4
    (in baseball)
    ضَرْبة فاشِلة

Phrasal verbs

strike back

(to retaliate) (defence force) (Form I) (stem vowel = u) (Form VIII)

strike down

strike [somebody] down, strike down [somebody] 1
(to kill) (cancer, bullets)
(to incapacitate) (malaria)

strike off

(to go off) (Form VII)
strike [something] off, strike off [something]
(to delete) (an item, a name)
strike [somebody] off
شَطَبَ اسْمَ [شَخْصٍ]
(a doctor)

strike out

(to hit out) (Form III)
to strike out at one's critics
هاجَمَ مُنْتَقِديهِ
2 (to head for) See examples: to strike out towards something
اتَّجَهَ نحو شَيْءٍ
to strike out on one's own
بَدَأَ مَشْروعاً مُسْتَقِلاًّ
strike [something] out, strike out [something]
(to delete)
حَذَفَ \ شَطَبَ [شَيْئاً]
(a name, an item)

strike up

(band, musician)
بَدَأَ في العَزْفِ
strike up [something]
(band, musicians) (a tune, waltz)
to strike up a conversation with somebody
اسْتَهَلَّ \ بَدَأَ مُحادَثةً مع شَخْصٍ

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