Synonyms for struck

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This gambler he was the slickest short-card player ever struck hereabouts.

I was struck with the order of the bath: also the scimetary of the apartments.

He didn't mention this, but even if he had you should not have struck him back.

Steered east for four miles, when we struck Mr. Gosse's cart-track.

He gave me some impertinent advice, and, because I did not care to take it, he struck me.

The clock struck twelve, and it seemed as if it struck a thousand.

The words of the outlaw had struck something in him that was like metal chiming on metal.

One dragoon advanced and was struck off his horse by the bayonet.

When supper was over and the clock had struck twelve, the party separated.

But the arm that through her son had struck her heart, caught and supported her.

WORD 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."

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