Meaning of STRIKE in English

STRIKE

I.

noun

1 industrial protest

ADJECTIVE

▪ long

▪ short

▪ one-day , two-day , etc.

▪ 24-hour , 48-hour , etc.

▪ indefinite ( esp. BrE )

▪ crippling , damaging , major

▪ bitter

▪ official ( esp. BrE )

▪ illegal , unofficial ( esp. BrE )

▪ token ( BrE )

▪ lightning ( BrE ), wildcat

a series of wildcat ~s in parts of the coal industry

▪ all-out ( esp. BrE ), general , mass ( esp. BrE ), national , nationwide

A general ~ brought the country to a standstill.

▪ hunger

▪ sit-down

▪ political

▪ sympathy

The shipyard voted to launch a sympathy ~ in support of the machinists.

▪ pay ( BrE ), rent

▪ dock , miners' , postal ( BrE ), train ( BrE ), transit ( AmE ), tube ( BrE ), etc.

The New York transit ~ is in its second day.

… OF STRIKES

▪ series , wave

VERB + STRIKE

▪ be on

▪ come out on ( esp. BrE ), go on , go out on , join , take part in ( esp. BrE )

▪ call , organize , stage

The union leaders called a ~.

▪ call sb out on

He called all the workers out on ~.

▪ ballot for , vote for (both esp. BrE )

Both unions have pledged to ballot for ~ action unless hours are cut.

▪ avert , prevent

▪ threaten

More train ~s are threatened.

▪ begin , start

▪ call off , end

▪ break , crush

The army was used to help break the ~.

▪ settle

▪ ban

The new government banned ~s.

STRIKE + VERB

▪ occur , take place

▪ start

▪ end

▪ last

▪ spread

The ~ soon spread to other cities.

▪ paralyse/paralyze sth

The ~ paralysed/paralyzed the port.

STRIKE + NOUN

▪ action

Prison officers are threatening to take ~ action.

▪ threat

▪ ballot ( esp. BrE )

▪ leader

▪ breaker (usually strike-breaker )

▪ committee , movement

PREPOSITION

▪ during a/the ~

There was a continual police presence during the ~.

▪ ~ against

a ~ against poor conditions

▪ ~ by

a ~ by air traffic controllers

▪ ~ for

a ~ for a ten-hour day

▪ ~ in protest at ( BrE )

a ~ in protest at the government's economic policies

▪ ~ in support of

Miners staged a one-day ~ in support of the steel workers.

▪ ~ over

a ~ over pay

PHRASES

▪ a ballot for a ~ ( esp. BrE ), a ballot for ~ action

▪ the threat of ~s

2 sudden military attack

ADJECTIVE

▪ air , missile , nuclear

▪ military , terrorist

▪ lightning , quick

▪ pre-emptive

▪ retaliatory

▪ precision , surgical

▪ massive

VERB + STRIKE

▪ carry out , launch , make

STRIKE + NOUN

▪ force

▪ aircraft

PREPOSITION

▪ in a/the ~

The house was damaged in an air ~.

▪ ~ against , ~ on

The aircraft carried out a pre-emptive ~ against bases in the north.

II.

verb

1 hit/attack sb/sth

ADVERB

▪ firmly , hard

He struck her hard across the face.

▪ deep

The army struck deep into northern territory.

▪ directly

▪ without warning

Earthquakes can ~ without warning.

▪ repeatedly

▪ home ( often figurative )

The remark struck home.

VERB + STRIKE

▪ be about to , be going to , be ready to , prepare to

A hurricane is about to ~ Jamaica.

PREPOSITION

▪ against

The oar struck against something hard.

▪ at

He struck at me repeatedly with a stick.

▪ on

The ball struck her on the head.

PHRASES

▪ be struck by lightning , get struck by lightning

▪ be struck down by sth , be struck down with sth

He was struck down with food poisoning.

2 come into your mind suddenly/give an impression

ADVERB

▪ immediately

▪ suddenly

It suddenly struck me how we could improve the situation.

▪ just

An awful thought has just struck me.

▪ particularly , really

I was particularly struck by the sound of the birds.

One thing that really struck me was how calm he appeared.

▪ forcibly

Joan was struck quite forcibly by the silence.

PREPOSITION

▪ as

He always struck me as being rather stupid.

It struck me as strange that there was no one there.

3 go on strike

VERB + STRIKE

▪ threaten to

▪ vote to ( esp. BrE )

▪ be set to ( esp. BrE )

Over 100 000 civil servants are set to ~ on Tuesday.

PREPOSITION

▪ against , for

The union has voted to ~ for a pay increase of 6%.

▪ in protest at ( esp. BrE ), over

Drivers are threatening to ~ over pay.

PHRASES

▪ the right to ~

Strike is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ arrow , ↑ ball , ↑ blizzard , ↑ bullet , ↑ burglar , ↑ catastrophe , ↑ clock , ↑ disaster , ↑ disease , ↑ earthquake , ↑ epidemic , ↑ famine , ↑ fate , ↑ fear , ↑ fist , ↑ flood , ↑ hurricane , ↑ idea , ↑ illness , ↑ inspiration , ↑ jinx , ↑ killer , ↑ lightning , ↑ luck , ↑ midnight , ↑ misfortune , ↑ missile , ↑ murderer , ↑ pain , ↑ plague , ↑ rapist , ↑ ray , ↑ realization , ↑ rocket , ↑ shell , ↑ shot , ↑ snake , ↑ storm , ↑ sun , ↑ thief , ↑ thought , ↑ tornado , ↑ torpedo , ↑ tragedy , ↑ typhoon , ↑ vandal , ↑ wave , ↑ worker

Strike is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ balance , ↑ ball , ↑ bargain , ↑ blow , ↑ camp , ↑ chill , ↑ coin , ↑ compromise , ↑ deal , ↑ ear , ↑ fist , ↑ gold , ↑ ground , ↑ hour , ↑ jury , ↑ kerb , ↑ match , ↑ medal , ↑ midnight , ↑ mine , ↑ note , ↑ observer , ↑ oil , ↑ partnership , ↑ penalty , ↑ spark , ↑ target , ↑ tone , ↑ vein , ↑ volley

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