Textual thesaurus for "strike"

(noun) smash, smasher, bang, hit

a conspicuous success

that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career; that new Broadway show is a real smasher; the party went with a bang

(noun) ten-strike

a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball

he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame

(noun) work stoppage

a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions

the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled

(noun) tap, rap

a gentle blow

(verb) hit

make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target

The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939; We must strike the enemy's oil fields; in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2

(verb) hit

affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely

We were hit by really bad weather; He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager; The earthquake struck at midnight

(verb) hit

produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically

The pianist strikes a middle C; strike `z' on the keyboard; her comments struck a sour note

(verb) hit, impinge on, collide with, run into

hit against; come into sudden contact with

The car hit a tree; He struck the table with his elbow

(verb) strickle

smooth with a strickle

strickle the grain in the measure

(verb) scratch, excise, expunge

remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line

Please strike this remark from the record; scratch that remark

(verb) mint, coin

form by stamping, punching, or printing

strike coins; strike a medal

(verb) affect, move, impress

have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

This child impressed me as unusually mature; This behavior struck me as odd

(verb) take, take up, assume

occupy or take on

He assumes the lotus position; She took her seat on the stage; We took our seats in the orchestra; She took up her position behind the tree; strike a pose

(verb) hit

drive something violently into a location

he hit his fist on the table; she struck her head on the low ceiling

(verb) hit, come to

cause to experience suddenly

Panic struck me; An interesting idea hit her; A thought came to me; The thought struck terror in our minds; They were struck with fear

(verb) fall upon, happen upon, discover, attain, chance on, chance upon, come across, come upon, light upon

find unexpectedly

the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb; she struck a goldmine; The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake

(verb) walk out

stop work in order to press demands

The auto workers are striking for higher wages; The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met

(verb) come to


The horse finally struck a pace

(verb) shine, fall

touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly

Light fell on her face; The sun shone on the fields; The light struck the golden necklace; A strange sound struck my ears