Definition Of strike


(of a disaster, disease, or other unwelcome phenomenon) occur suddenly and have harmful or damaging effects on.

an earthquake struck the island

(of a thought or idea) come into the mind of (someone) suddenly or unexpectedly.

a disturbing thought struck Melissa

(of employees) refuse to work as a form of organized protest, typically in an attempt to obtain a particular concession or concessions from their employer.

workers may strike over threatened job losses

a discovery of gold, minerals, or oil by drilling or mining.

the Lena goldfields strike of 1912

a pitch that is counted against the batter, in particular one that the batter swings at and misses, or that passes through the strike zone without the batter swinging, or that the batter hits foul (unless two strikes have already been called). A batter accumulating three strikes is out.

By the time the batter swung, strike three was already in the catcher's mitt.

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Example Of strike

  • A 24-hour post strike is expected in London, called by the Communication Workers Union after pay talks with Royal Mail stalled.

  • A Swindon firm has joined the rush to strike black gold in the Falkland Islands.

  • Alice is a very different person from her mother, she says, and together they strike a good balance.

  • As I predicted, however, the Supreme Court did not strike these laws down on grounds that they were special-interest rent-seeking legislation.

  • At Nashville we all felt we were in the gold fields and no one seemed to have made a strike .

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