Definition Of strike


(of a clock) indicate the time by sounding a chime or stroke.

the church clock struck twelve


(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

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Example Of strike

  • strike action

  • strike his name from the list

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

  • a strike against the enemy

  • a rent strike

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