Translation of strike in Spanish:
transitive verb past tense & past participle struck
- 1 1.1 (hit)(person)pegarle a(key)he struck the child on the facewho struck the first blow?le pegó al niño en la carato strike somebody a blow¿quién dio or pegó el primer golpe?he struck me a blow on the headdarle un golpe a alguiengolpear a alguienstrike the keys evenlyme dio un golpe or me golpeó en la cabezahe struck his fist on the table o he struck the table with his fistpulse las teclas uniformemente1.2 (collide with, fall on)golpeó la mesa con el puñopegó or dio un puñetazo en la mesa(wall/tree) (vehicle)chocar or dar contra(stone/ball)pegar or dar contra(lightning/bullet)the ship struck a rockI struck my head on the beamel barco chocó or dio contra una rocathe tree was struck by lightningme di (un golpe) en la cabeza contra la vigahe was struck by a bulletel árbol fue alcanzado por un rayocayó un rayo en el árbola dull moan struck her ear [literary]fue alcanzado por una balaun gemido apagado llegó hasta sus oídos
- 2 2.1 (attack)(troops/bombers)(eagle/tiger)2.2 (afflict) See examples: her death struck me hardcaer sobrethey were struck with remorsesu muerte fue un gran golpe para míI was struck with astonishmentse llenaron de remordimientome quedé paralizado de asombroExample sentences
- Since 1900, moderately damaging earthquakes have struck the seismic zone every few decades.
- The infectious disease struck eight of her family members, taking the lives of her mother and father.
- From your extensive music collection, what five CDs would you save in the event of some natural disaster striking your home?
- 3 3.1 (cause to become) See examples: to strike somebody blind/dumbI was struck dumb when I saw what she'd donedejar ciego/mudo a alguiento strike somebody deadme quedé muda or sin habla cuando vi lo que había hecho3.2 (introduce) See examples: to strike fear/terror into somebodymatar a alguienit struck doubt into their mindsinfundirle miedo/terror a alguienlos hizo dudarhizo que los asaltaran las dudasExample sentences
- We received a press release this morning which struck such fear into our hearts we decided that we had to let you, the innocent public, know of its existence as quickly as possible, in order to avoid mass panic.
- But it was the highest level since Tokyo began keeping track in 1953, and struck a deep chill into the hearts of many Japanese.
- Well, I think this probably struck a little fear into the heart of the regime.
- She finds it easy to talk to the strangers she meets in her restless wanderings, knowing nothing about them and caring less, but she is struck dumb in the face of her mute daughter.
- Before I am struck dumb by incredulity, you might like to know that this test was carried out in the name of research into the theory that women sniff out ideal mates.
- Enter the Jaya Marthanda gates and you are struck dumb by the perfect proportions and sweep of the palace, though you may be visiting it for the 20th time.
- 4 4.1 (occur to)an awful thought struck meocurrirse + me/te/le etcit strikes me (that) …se me ocurrió algo terriblealgo terrible me vino a la menteinspiration struck me in the showerme da la impresión de que …se me ocurre que …the funny side of the situation struck me afterwardsme vino la inspiración en la ducha4.2 (impress)más tarde le pude ver el lado cómico a la situaciónhow did she strike you?parecerle ait strikes me as odd¿qué impresión te causó?¿qué te pareció (a ti)?she struck Paul as lazyme parece raroa Paul le dio la impresión de ser perezosaa Paul le pareció perezosa
- 8 (enter into, arrive at) See examples: to strike a dealto strike a balance between …llegar a un acuerdocerrar un tratoencontrar el justo equilibrio entre …
intransitive verb past tense & past participle struck
- 1 (hit)(person)asestar un golpe(lightning)he collapsed as the bullet struckhe always strikes with deadly accuracyse desplomó al ser alcanzado por la balalightning never strikes in the same place twicesus golpes son siempre tremendamente certeros(to be) within striking distance (of something)los rayos nunca caen dos veces en el mismo sitioto strike lucky (British English)(estar) a un paso (de algo)tener un golpe de suerte
- 2 2.1 (attack)(bombers/commandos)(snake/tiger)he stood, sword in hand, poised to strikecaer sobre su presaBanks struck in the seventh minute (Sport)esperaba, espada en mano, listo para atacarto strikeBanks marcó en el séptimo minuto
atsomething/somebodyshe struck at him with a knifeatacar algo/a alguien2.2 (happen suddenly)lo atacó con un cuchillo(illness/misfortune)(disaster)then inspiration struckentonces me inspiré ( or nos inspiramos etc)
- 3 (withdraw labor)they're threatening to strikedeclararse en huelga or (especially Latin America) en paroto strike for higher payamenazan con ir a la huelgaamenazan con hacer huelga or (especially Latin America) hacer un parothey were striking in sympathy with the minershacer huelga or (especially Latin America) hacer un paro por reivindicaciones salarialesestaban en or de huelga en solidaridad con los minerosestaban en or de paro en solidaridad con los mineros (especially Latin America)
- 1 (stoppage) to be on striketo call a strikeestar en or de huelgaestar en or de paro (especially Latin America)to come out o go (out) on strikeconvocar una huelgato break a strikeir a la huelgair al paro (especially Latin America)declararse en paro (especially Latin America)official/unofficial strikeboicotear una huelgageneral/selective strikehuelga or (especially Latin America) paro oficial/no oficialhunger strike (before noun) to take strike actionhuelga or (especially Latin America) paro general/parcialstrike ballot o voteir a la huelgastrike fundvotación (feminine) de huelgafondo (masculine) de resistenciaExample sentences
- It is a slap in the face for those employees who went on strike for better pay.
- Eight months after the Conservatives were elected in Ontario, provincial employees went on strike for the first time ever.
- Taxi drivers and shop owners went on strike yesterday to protest what the opposition says was widespread rigging of the elections.
- 2 (find) a lucky strike [colloquial]un golpe de suerteExample sentences
- The data is used to test a range of hypotheses about the correlates of mining strikes.
- The museum is located in Mariposa, which had some of the Gold Country's richest strikes.
- Tracey and Pete went out looking for any signs of a gold strike or something, anything of value in the land.
- 3 (attack)Example sentences
- Now, he has added the threat of preemptive military strikes.
- The reader is led to believe that Stalin oriented his military commanders toward a preemptive strike by the Red Army.
- Are we to understand that they, also, are entitled to launch massive military strikes against their attackers?
- 4 (Sport) 4.1 (in bowling) 4.2 (in baseball)strike three!strike (masculine)to have two strikes against one (American English)¡strike tres!estar en desventajaExample sentences
- By the time the batter swung, strike three was already in the catcher's mitt.
- Down to his final strike, he swung late at a fast ball and lofted a pop-up down the third base line.
- The batter is automatically out for a hunt foul on a third strike.
- I needed three strikes to win, and I threw three good balls and got strikes.
- No one throws a strike every ball, which is why filling frames is very important.
- Throwing strikes is great because you knock down all 10 pins and don't have to shoot a spare.
- to strike back (
- 1.1 [literary]she was struck down with cholera
- 1.1 (delete) 1.2 (disqualify)
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (physically, verbally) See examples:to strike out (
- 1verb + adverb + object 1.1 (begin) to strike up a friendship with somebody
- → strike on
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