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strike
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)
    ضَرَبَ
    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
    (clocks)
    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) (bombs)
    أُطْلِقَ
    my head struck against the beam

    اصْطَدَمَ رَأْسي بالعارِضةِ
  • 2
    (to attack) (killers, robbers)
    هاجَمَ,
    هَجَمَ
    (storms)
    هَبَّ
    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)
    أَضْرَبَ
    to strike for better wages/against the cuts

    أَضْرَبَ (عن العَمَلِ) للمُطالَبةِ بِتَحْسينِ الأُجورِ \ اعْتِراضاً على تَخْفيضِ الأُجورِ
  • 4
    (clock)
    دَقَّ
    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

noun/اسم

  • 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)
رَدَّ
انْتَقَمَ

strike down

strike [somebody] down, strike down [somebody] 1
(to kill) (cancer, bullets)
قَتَلَ [شَخْصاً]
2
(to incapacitate) (malaria)
أَقْعَدَ [شَخْصاً]

strike off

strike [something] off, strike off [something]
(to delete)
حَذَفَ [شَيْئاً] (an item, a name)
strike [somebody] off

شَطَبَ اسْمَ [شَخْصٍ] (a doctor)

strike out

1
(to hit out)
هاجَمَ
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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