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Another word for strike

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Verb
  1. To deliver a powerful blow to suddenly and sharply

      1. A smooth viscous mixture, as of flour and water or of starch and water, that is used as an adhesive for joining light materials, such as paper and cloth.
      2. The moist clay or clay mixture used in making porcelain or pottery.
      3. A smooth dough of water, flour, and butter or other shortening, used in making pastry.
      1. The head.
      2. A blow, especially on the head.
      3. The human nose.
      1. A flexible band, as of leather or cloth, worn around the waist or over a shoulder to support clothing, secure tools or weapons, or serve as decoration.
      2. Something resembling a belt, as a number of machine-gun rounds attached together in a strip.
      3. An encircling route.
      1. To beat forcefully; thrash.
      2. To strike with a hard blow:
      3. To defeat thoroughly.
      1. To cut, cut off, or cut out with or as if with shears:
      2. To make shorter by cutting; trim:
      3. To cut off the edge of:
      1. To hit or strike.
      2. A blow; a punch.
      1. To strike or punch.
      2. A blow or punch.
      1. To strike with a heavy blow.
      2. To defeat soundly; thrash.
      3. A heavy blow; a sharp thud.
      1. A forceful, resounding blow.
      2. The sound of such a blow.
      3. To strike or crash into with resounding impact.
      1. To strike (someone or something) with a sharp blow; slap.
      2. To kill deliberately; murder.
      3. To deal a sharp, resounding blow.
      1. To strike or hit with a flat object; whack.
      2. A hard blow with a flat object; a whack.
      1. To strike or hit with a sharp blow:
      2. To strike or try to strike something with a sharp blow:
      3. A sharp blow or hit.
      1. A short stocking reaching a point between the ankle and the knee.
      2. A windsock.
      3. A light shoe worn by comic actors in ancient Greek and Roman plays.
      1. To inflict a heavy blow on, with or as if with the hand, a tool, or a weapon.
      2. To drive or strike (a weapon, for example) forcefully onto or into something else.
      3. To attack, damage, or destroy by or as if by blows.
      1. To break (something) into pieces suddenly, noisily, and violently; shatter.
      2. To render (something) into a mush or pulp, as by throwing or crushing:
      3. To strike with a heavy blow or impact:
      1. A round bullet larger than buckshot.
      2. A shot of liquor.
      3. An amount of liquid, especially liquor, that is swallowed in one gulp; a swig.
      1. To walk or progress with a slow heavy pace; plod:
      2. To work diligently for long hours:
      3. To make (one's way) with a slow heavy pace against resistance.
      1. To shut with force and loud noise:
      2. To put, throw, or otherwise forcefully move so as to produce a loud noise:
      3. To hit or strike with great force.
      1. To make a short, sharp, explosive sound.
      2. To burst open with a short, sharp, explosive sound.
      3. To move quickly or unexpectedly; appear abruptly:
      1. To strike with a hard blow:
      2. To affect in a specified way by striking hard:
      3. To cause to be displaced or unengaged; force:
      1. To come into contact with forcefully; strike:
      2. To cause to come into contact:
      3. To deal a blow to:
      1. A piece of cloth, especially a baby's diaper.
      1. To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
      2. To take hold of, especially forcibly or suddenly; grasp:
      3. To stop (oneself) from doing an action:
      1. To strike with a heavy, crushing blow:
      2. To beat or assault severely:
      3. To criticize (another) harshly, accusatorially, and threateningly:
  2. To set upon with violent force

    See also:

    attack

  3. To bring great harm or suffering to

      1. Infliction of severe physical pain as a means of punishment or coercion.
      2. Excruciating physical or mental pain; agony:
      3. An experience or cause of severe pain or anguish:
      1. Great physical pain or mental anguish.
      2. A source of harassment, annoyance, or pain.
      3. The torture inflicted on prisoners under interrogation.
      1. To inflict a heavy blow on, with or as if with the hand, a tool, or a weapon.
      2. To drive or strike (a weapon, for example) forcefully onto or into something else.
      3. To attack, damage, or destroy by or as if by blows.
      1. A source of widespread dreadful affliction and devastation such as that caused by pestilence or war.
      2. A means of inflicting severe suffering, vengeance, or punishment.
      3. A small whip used to inflict punishment.
      1. A framework or stand in or on which to hold, hang, or display various articles:
      2. A triangular frame for arranging billiard or pool balls at the start of a game.
      3. A receptacle for livestock feed.
      1. A highly infectious, usually fatal, epidemic disease; a pestilence.
      2. A virulent, infectious disease that is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis (syn. Pasteurella pestis ) and is transmitted primarily by the bite of fleas from an infected rodent, especially a rat. In humans it occurs in bubonic form, marked by lymph node enlargement, and in pneumonic form, marked by infection of the lungs, and can progress to septicemia.
      3. A widespread affliction or calamity seen as divine retribution.
      1. To inflict severe pain on; torture.
      2. To inflict great mental distress on.
      1. An appeal or prayer for evil or misfortune to befall someone or something.
      2. Evil or misfortune that comes as if in response to such an appeal:
      3. A source or cause of evil; a scourge:
      1. Agonizing physical or mental pain; torment.
      2. To cause to feel or suffer anguish.
      3. To feel or suffer anguish.
      1. To suffer mental anguish or worry about something:
      2. To suffer extreme pain:
      3. To cause great pain or anguish to.
      1. To cause grievous physical or mental suffering to.
  4. To grasp at (something) eagerly, forcibly, and abruptly with the jaws

      1. To grasp or seize hastily, eagerly, or suddenly:
      2. To steal, especially quickly or with a sudden movement.
      3. To kidnap (someone).
      1. To make a brisk sharp cracking sound:
      2. To break suddenly with a brisk, sharp, cracking sound.
      3. To give way abruptly under pressure or tension:
      1. To seize and pinch or bite:
      2. To remove or sever by pinching or snipping:
      3. To bite or sting with the cold; chill.
      1. To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
      2. To take hold of, especially forcibly or suddenly; grasp:
      3. To stop (oneself) from doing an action:
    See also:

    reach

  5. To give forth or cause to give forth a clear, resonant sound

      1. A fixed charge or tax for a privilege, especially for passage across a bridge or along a road.
      2. A charge for a service, such as a telephone call to another country.
      3. An amount or extent of loss or destruction, as of life, health, or property:
      1. A circular object, form, line, or arrangement.
      2. A small circular band, generally made of precious metal and often set with jewels, worn on the finger.
      3. A circular band used for carrying, holding, or containing something:
      1. A ringing of a set of bells, especially a change or set of changes rung on bells.
      2. A set of bells tuned to each other; a chime.
      3. A loud burst of noise:
      1. To ring slowly and solemnly, especially for a funeral; toll.
      2. To give forth a mournful or ominous sound.
      3. To signal, summon, or proclaim by tolling.
      1. An apparatus for striking a bell or set of bells to produce a musical sound.
      2. A set of tuned bells used as an orchestral instrument.
      3. A single bell, as in the mechanism of a clock.
      1. A deep ringing sound, as of a bell.
      2. To cause to sound with a deep ringing noise.
      3. To make a deep ringing noise.
    See also:

    sounds

  6. To remove or invalidate by or as if by running a line through or wiping clean.

      1. To cease to occupy (a lodging or place); leave:
      2. To cease to hold (a job or position):
      3. To make void or annul (an erroneous lower court decision):
      1. The 24th letter of the modern English alphabet.
      2. Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter x.
      3. The 24th in a series.
      1. To subject to light rubbing or friction, as with a cloth or paper, in order to clean or dry.
      2. To clean or dry by rubbing:
      3. To rub, move, or pass (a cloth, for example) over a surface.
      1. To reverse or erase; annul:
      2. To untie, disassemble, or loosen:
      3. To open (a parcel, for example); unwrap.
      1. To make a thin shallow cut or mark on (a surface) with a sharp instrument.
      2. To use the nails or claws to dig or scrape at.
      3. To rub or scrape (the skin) to relieve itching.
      1. To apply pressure and friction to (a surface).
      2. To clean, polish, or manipulate by the application of pressure and friction.
      3. To apply to a surface firmly and with friction:
      1. To remove or destroy completely so as to leave no trace.
      2. To render invisible or unreadable, as by erasing or marking over:
      3. To remove completely (a body organ or part), as by surgery, disease, or radiation.
      1. To erase, delete, or strike out:
      2. To eliminate completely; wipe out:
      1. To remove (something written, for example) by rubbing, wiping, or scraping.
      2. To remove (recorded material) from a magnetic tape or other storage medium:
      3. To remove recorded material from (a magnetic tape or disk, for example):
      1. To rub or wipe out; erase:
      2. To remove or make indistinct:
      3. To conduct (oneself) inconspicuously:
      1. To cancel, strike out, or make impossible to be perceived:
      2. To remove from a document or record:
      3. To remove (a file, for example) from a hard drive or other storage medium.
      1. An upright post with a transverse piece near the top, on which condemned persons were executed in ancient times.
      2. The cross upon which Jesus was crucified.
      3. A crucifix.
      1. To annul or invalidate:
      2. To decide or announce that (a planned or scheduled event) will not take place, especially with no intention of holding it at a later time:
      3. To cross out with lines or other markings.
      1. A spot or a stain caused by a discoloring substance:
      2. An association of disgrace with one's character or reputation.
      3. The Northern, Southern, or Western blot analyses.
    See also:

    continue

  7. To evoke a usually strong mental or emotional response from

      1. To cause or permit a part of the body, especially the hand or fingers, to come in contact with so as to feel:
      2. To bring something into light contact with:
      3. To bring (one thing) into light contact with something else:
      1. To change in position from one point to another:
      2. To follow a specified course:
      3. To change posture or position; stir:
      1. To affect strongly, often favorably:
      2. To produce or attempt to produce a vivid impression or image of:
      3. To mark or stamp with pressure:
      1. To come into possession or use of; receive:
      2. To meet with or incur:
      3. To go after and obtain:
      1. To have an influence on or effect a change in:
      2. To act on the emotions of; touch or move.
      3. To attack or infect, as a disease:
    See also:

    touch

  8. To enter a person's mind

  9. To have a sudden overwhelming effect on

      1. To grasp or grip:
      2. To capture physically; seize:
      3. To seize with authority or legal right:
      1. To grasp suddenly and forcibly; take or grab:
      2. To take by force; capture or conquer:
      3. To take quick and forcible possession of; confiscate:
      1. To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
      2. To take hold of, especially forcibly or suddenly; grasp:
      3. To stop (oneself) from doing an action:
  10. To cease working in support of demands made upon an employer

    See also:

    continue

Noun
  1. The act of attacking

    See also:

    attack

  2. Something that has been discovered

    See also:

    teach

Idioms:

    strike back

  1. To return like for like, especially to return an unfriendly or hostile action with a similar one

  2. strike out

  3. To proceed in a specified direction

Another word for strike

Noun
  1. An organized refusal

    See also:

    revolution

  2. A discovery

    See also:

    discovery

  3. A blow

      1. A tool for circular or other piercing:
      2. A tool for forcing a pin, bolt, or rivet in or out of a hole.
      3. A tool for stamping a design on a surface.
      1. The act or an instance of striking, as with the hand, a weapon, or a tool; a blow or impact.
      2. The striking of a bell or gong.
      3. The sound so produced.
      1. To come into contact with forcefully; strike:
      2. To cause to come into contact:
      3. To deal a blow to:
    See also:

    blow

Verb
  1. To hit

      1. A blow, as with a blunt object.
      2. A muffled sound, as that produced by beating with a blunt object; a thud.
      3. To beat so as to produce a thump or thumps:
      1. A tool for circular or other piercing:
      2. A tool for forcing a pin, bolt, or rivet in or out of a hole.
      3. A tool for stamping a design on a surface.
      1. A container typically constructed with four sides perpendicular to the base and often having a lid or cover.
      2. The amount or quantity that such a container can hold.
      3. A square or rectangle:
    See also:

    hit

    beat

  2. To refuse to work