strike[ strahyk ]SEE DEFINITION OF strike
Synonyms for strike
- bump into
- run into
- smash into
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STRIKE
When I hear a note of music, can I not at once strike its chord?
Very well; bring me what you have at that hour, and we'll strike a trade.
Masses of Asia have awakened to strike off shackles of the past.
I dismounted, and went forward to strike it with a piece of wood.
Better to strike the rear guard than to feather a shaft in the earth.
We are natural enemies; and when your foe is disabled, then is the time to strike.
The woman was about to strike him angrily, when she happened to glance at his face.
A girl of Frederica's age must be childish indeed, if such things do not strike her.
It ain't any trouble, because it's the first land you'll strike the other side of the Atlantic.
If the hunter fires then, over the horn, he will strike the beast's backbone.
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."