Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun strike

6 senses of strike

Sense 1
strike, 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")
       => job action -- (a temporary action by workers to protest management decision or to make demands)

Sense 2
strike -- (an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective; "the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn")
       => attack, onslaught, onset, onrush -- ((military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn")

Sense 3
rap, strike, tap -- (a gentle blow)
       => blow, bump -- (an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle")

Sense 4
strike, ten-strike -- (a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball; "he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame")
       => score -- (the act of scoring in a game or sport; "the winning score came with less than a minute left to play")

Sense 5
strike -- ((baseball) a pitch that the batter swings at and misses, or that the batter hits into foul territory, or that the batter does not swing at but the umpire judges to be in the area over home plate and between the batter's knees and shoulders; "this pitcher throws more strikes than balls")
       => pitch, delivery -- ((baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter)

Sense 6
hit, smash, smasher, strike, bang -- (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")
       => success -- (an attainment that is successful; "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb strike

21 senses of strike

Sense 1
strike -- (deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead")
       => touch -- (make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband")
          Phrasal Verb-> strike down#3

Sense 2
affect, impress, move, strike -- (have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd")

Sense 3
hit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide with -- (hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow")
       => touch -- (make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband")

Sense 4
strike, 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")
       => attack, assail -- (launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week")

Sense 5
strike -- (indicate (a certain time) by striking; "The clock struck midnight"; "Just when I entered, the clock struck")
       => read, register, show, record -- (indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'")

Sense 6
hit, strike -- (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")
       => affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch -- (have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?")

Sense 7
strike, 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")
       => protest, resist, dissent -- (express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the laws of the country")

Sense 8
fall, shine, strike -- (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")
       => happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place -- (come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important")

Sense 9
come to, strike -- (attain; "The horse finally struck a pace")
       => achieve, accomplish, attain, reach -- (to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks")

Sense 10
strike, 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")
       => touch -- (make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband")

Sense 11
strike -- (cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp; "strike an arc")
       => shape, form -- (give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character")

Sense 12
fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain, discover -- (find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake")
       => find, regain -- (come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost; "Did you find your glasses?"; "I cannot find my gloves!")

Sense 13
strike -- (produce by ignition or a blow; "strike fire from the flintstone"; "strike a match")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 14
strike, scratch, expunge, excise -- (remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark")
       => delete, cancel -- (remove or make invisible; "Please delete my name from your list")

Sense 15
hit, strike, 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")

Sense 16
hit, strike -- (drive something violently into a location; "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 17
assume, take, strike, take up -- (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")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 18
mint, coin, strike -- (form by stamping, punching, or printing; "strike coins"; "strike a medal")
       => create from raw material, create from raw stuff -- (make from scratch)

Sense 19
strickle, strike -- (smooth with a strickle; "strickle the grain in the measure")
       => flush, level, even out, even -- (make level or straight; "level the ground")

Sense 20
strike -- (pierce with force; "The bullet struck her thigh"; "The icy wind struck through our coats")
       => penetrate, perforate -- (pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest")

Sense 21
strike -- (arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing; "strike a balance"; "strike a bargain")
       => solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work -- (find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem")

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