strike

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈstraɪk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/straɪk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(strīk)


Inflections of 'strike' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
strikes
v 3rd person singular
striking
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
struck
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
struck
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
stricken
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (Mainly used for figurative senses relating to emotions, afflictions, etc.)
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

strike

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. the [car, ship] struck a [rock, tree, person]
  2. strike him in the [face, jaw, nose]
  3. was struck in the [face] (by)
  4. her head struck the [edge, corner, table, windshield]
  5. struck him a (heavy) blow to the (back of the) head
  6. strike a blow to [terrorism, freedom, capitalism]
  7. strike a blow for [freedom, justice]
  8. strike a balance [with, between]
  9. the [light, headlight, beam, sunlight] struck my eyes
  10. what strikes me most is
  11. strikes me as [odd, unfair] (that)
  12. was struck by his [audacity, forwardness, actions]
  13. was struck by the [size, amount, cost, numbers]
  14. suddenly it struck me
  15. struck by [lightning, 10,000 volts]
  16. struck him [dumb, dead]
  17. strike where it hurts
  18. strike while the iron is hot
  19. struck at [dawn, night]
  20. strike out [his name, the idea]
  21. strike it off the list
  22. strike down the [idea, thought, notion, proposal]
  23. strike down your [enemy, opponent]
  24. may God strike me down (if)
  25. [the workers, all 500 employees, teachers] are striking
  26. strike for [better wages, benefits, shorter work days]
  27. striking and [protesting, demanding]
  28. strike a deal (with)
  29. strike a pose (for the camera)
  30. struck a chord (with)
  31. struck up a conversation (with)
  32. strike out against the [enemy, government]
  33. strike back against the [enemy]
  34. strike out into the [wilderness, mountains, forest]
  35. strike out the batter
  36. the [player, batter] struck out
  37. strike [gold, oil]
  38. strike it rich
  39. struck it lucky (with)
n
  1. [an air, a land, a sea, a nuclear, a military] strike (against)
  2. a counter-strike (against)
  3. launched a strike [on, against]
  4. a [teachers', students', miners', workers'] strike
  5. a [garbage, sit-down, post, hunger, 24-hour] strike
  6. the workers [went on, proposed, threatened] a strike
  7. the strike will end on [Monday]
  8. three strikes and you're out
  9. you only get three strikes
  10. that is your [third] strike
  11. the [first, second, third] strike
  12. the bowler threw [two, five] strikes
  13. a strike in the [face, stomach]
  14. threw a strike at [him, his face]
n as adj
  1. strike [workers, action, force]
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