Meaning of STRIKE in English


vi to steal money.

2. strike ·noun a puddler's stirrer.

3. strike ·noun a bushel; four pecks.

4. strike ·noun an old measure of four bushels.

5. strike ·vi to make an attack; to aim a blow.

6. strike ·vt to lade into a cooler, as a liquor.

7. strike ·add. ·noun ·same·as ten-strike.

8. strike ·noun the act of striking.

9. strike ·vt to cause to ignite; as, to strike a match.

10. strike ·noun an iron pale or standard in a gate or fence.

11. strike ·vt to make and ratify; as, to strike a bargain.

12. strike ·noun fullness of measure; hence, excellence of quality.

13. strike ·vi to deliver a quick blow or thrust; to give blows.

14. strike ·vi to touch; to act by appulse.

15. strike ·vt to take forcibly or fraudulently; as, to strike money.

xvi. strike ·vt to stroke or pass lightly; to wave.

xvii. strike ·vi to become attached to something;

— said of the spat of oysters.

xviii. strike ·vi to run upon a rock or bank; to be stranded; as, the ship struck in the night.

xix. strike ·vi to quit work in order to compel an increase, or prevent a reduction, of wages.

xx. strike ·vt to borrow money of; to make a demand upon; as, he struck a friend for five dollars.

xxi. strike ·vt to cause or produce by a stroke, or suddenly, as by a stroke; as, to strike a light.

xxii. strike ·noun the extortion of money, or the attempt to extort money, by threat of injury; blackmailing.

xxiii. strike ·vt to advance; to cause to go forward;

— used only in past participle.

xxiv. strike ·vi to sound by percussion, with blows, or as with blows; to be struck; as, the clock strikes.

xxv. strike ·vt to cut off, as a mortar joint, even with the face of the wall, or inward at a slight angle.

xxvi. strike ·vt to punish; to afflict; to smite.

xxvii. strike ·vt to hit upon, or light upon, suddenly; as, my eye struck a strange word; they soon struck the trail.

xxviii. strike ·vt to thrust in; to cause to enter or penetrate; to set in the earth; as, a tree strikes its roots deep.

xxix. strike ·vi to break forth; to commence suddenly;

— with into; as, to strike into reputation; to strike into a run.

xxx. strike ·vi to pass with a quick or strong effect; to dart; to penetrate.

xxxi. strike ·add. ·noun a sudden finding of rich ore in mining; hence, any sudden success or good fortune, ·esp. financial.

xxxii. strike ·vi to lower a flag, or colors, in token of respect, or to signify a surrender of a ship to an enemy.

xxxiii. strike ·add. ·noun act of leveling all the pins with the first bowl; also, the score thus made. sometimes called double spare.

xxxiv. strike ·vt to give, as a blow; to impel, as with a blow; to give a force to; to dash; to cast.

xxxv. strike ·vt to stamp or impress with a stroke; to coin; as, to strike coin from metal: to strike dollars at the mint.

xxxvi. strike ·vt to level, as a measure of grain, salt, or the like, by scraping off with a straight instrument what is above the level of the top.

xxxvii. strike ·vt to come in collision with; to strike against; as, a bullet struck him; the wave struck the boat amidships; the ship struck a reef.

xxxviii. strike ·vt to cause to sound by one or more beats; to indicate or notify by audible strokes; as, the clock strikes twelve; the drums strike up a march.

xxxix. strike ·vt to affect in some particular manner by a sudden impression or impulse; as, the plan proposed strikes me favorably; to strike one dead or blind.

xl. strike ·noun an instrument with a straight edge for leveling a measure of grain, salt, and the like, scraping off what is above the level of the top; a strickle.

xli. strike ·vi to move; to advance; to proceed; to take a course; as, to strike into the fields.

xlii. strike ·noun the act of quitting work; specifically, such an act by a body of workmen, done as a means of enforcing compliance with demands made on their employer.

xliii. strike ·vi to hit; to collide; to dush; to clash; as, a hammer strikes against the bell of a clock.

xliv. strike ·vt to touch or hit with some force, either with the hand or with an instrument; to smite; to give a blow to, either with the hand or with any instrument or missile.

xlv. strike ·vt to make a sudden impression upon, as by a blow; to affect sensibly with some strong emotion; as, to strike the mind, with surprise; to strike one with wonder, alarm, dread, or horror.

xlvi. strike ·noun the horizontal direction of the outcropping edges of tilted rocks; or, the direction of a horizontal line supposed to be drawn on the surface of a tilted stratum. it is at right angles to the dip.

xlvii. strike ·vt to lower; to let or take down; to remove; as, to strike sail; to strike a flag or an ensign, as in token of surrender; to strike a yard or a topmast in a gale; to strike a tent; to strike the centering of an arch.

xlviii. strike ·add. ·noun any actual or constructive striking at the pitched ball, three of which, if the ball is not hit fairly, cause the batter to be put out; hence, any of various acts or events which are ruled as equivalent to such a striking, as failing to strike at a ball so pitched that the batter should have struck at it.

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