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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)
    ضَرَبَ (the ball, a person)
    (torpedo, missiles)
    أَصابَ (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)
    ارْتَطَمَ (+ ب) (a rock, tree, pedestrian)
    he struck his head on the beam
    اصْطَدَمَ رَأْسُهُ بالعارِضةِ الخَشَبيّةِ
  • 3
    (to afflict)
    أَصابَ (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)
    تَراءى (+ ل)
    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
  • 8
    دَقَّ (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)
    فَكَّ (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)
    my head struck against the beam
    اصْطَدَمَ رَأْسي بالعارِضةِ
  • 2
    (to attack) (killers, robbers)
    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)
    to strike for better wages/against the cuts
    أَضْرَبَ (عن العَمَلِ) للمُطالَبةِ بِتَحْسينِ الأُجورِ \ اعْتِراضاً على تَخْفيضِ الأُجورِ
  • 4
    six o'clock struck
    دَقَّت الساعةُ السادِسةُ
  • 5 (to go somewhere) to strike north
    مَضى نحو الشَمالِ
    to strike out across the desert
    مَضى عَبْرَ الصَحْراءِ


  • 1
    (by workers)
    إضْراب (plural: إضْرابات)
    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)

strike down

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

strike off

strike [something] off, strike off [something] (to delete)
strike [somebody] off
شَطَبَ اسْمَ [شَخْصٍ] (a doctor)

strike out

1 (to hit out) to strike out at one's critics
هاجَمَ مُنْتَقِديهِ
2 (to head for) 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)
عَزَفَ [شَيْئاً] (a tune, waltz)
to strike up a conversation with somebody
اسْتَهَلَّ \ بَدَأَ مُحادَثةً مع شَخْصٍ
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