Synonyms for strike

Grammar : Verb
Spell : strahyk
Phonetic Transcription : straɪk

Top 10 synonyms for strike Other synonyms for the word strike

Définition of strike

Origin :
  • Old English strican "pass over lightly, stroke, smooth, rub," also "go, proceed" (past tense strac, past participle stricen), from Proto-Germanic *strik- (cf. Old Norse strykva "to stroke," Old Frisian strika, Middle Dutch streken, Dutch strijken "to smooth, stroke, rub," Old High German strihhan, German streichen), from PIE root *str(e)ig- "to stroke, rub, press" (see strigil).
  • Related to streak and stroke, and perhaps influenced in sense development by cognate Old Norse striuka. Sense of "to deal a blow" developed by early 14c.; meaning "to collide" is from mid-14c.; that of "to hit with a missile" is from late 14c. Meaning "to cancel or expunge" (as with the stroke of a pen) is attested from late 14c. An older sense is preserved in strike for "go toward."
  • verb hit hard
  • verb make an impact
  • verb find, discover
  • verb devastate, affect
  • verb walk out of job in protest
Example sentences :
  • When I hear a note of music, can I not at once strike its chord?
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • Very well; bring me what you have at that hour, and we'll strike a trade.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Masses of Asia have awakened to strike off shackles of the past.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • I dismounted, and went forward to strike it with a piece of wood.
  • Extract from : « Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia » by Thomas Mitchell
  • Better to strike the rear guard than to feather a shaft in the earth.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • We are natural enemies; and when your foe is disabled, then is the time to strike.
  • Extract from : « Stories from Thucydides » by H. L. Havell
  • The woman was about to strike him angrily, when she happened to glance at his face.
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri
  • A girl of Frederica's age must be childish indeed, if such things do not strike her.
  • Extract from : « Lady Susan » by Jane Austen
  • It ain't any trouble, because it's the first land you'll strike the other side of the Atlantic.
  • Extract from : « Tom Sawyer Abroad » by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • If the hunter fires then, over the horn, he will strike the beast's backbone.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White

Antonyms for strike

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