Definition of STRUCK

verb : STRUCK

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead" ;

  • 2. (

    ) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"; "he was dumb-struck by the news"; "her comments struck a sour note" ;

  • 4. (

    ) make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target; "The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939"; "We must strike the enemy's oil fields"; "in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2" ;

  • 5. (

    ) indicate (a certain time) by striking; "The clock struck midnight"; "Just when I entered, the clock struck" ;

  • 6. (

    ) affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely; "We were hit by really bad weather"; "He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager"; "The earthquake struck at midnight" ;

  • 7. (

    ) stop work in order to press demands; "The auto workers are striking for higher wages"; "The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met" ;

  • 8. (

    ) touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; "Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears" ;

  • 10. (

    ) produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments; "The pianist strikes a middle C"; "strike `z' on the keyboard" ;

  • 11. (

    ) cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp; "strike an arc" ;

  • 13. (

    ) produce by ignition or a blow; "strike fire from the flintstone"; "strike a match" ;

  • 15. (

    ) cause to experience suddenly; "Panic struck me"; "An interesting idea hit her"; "A thought came to me"; "The thought struck terror in our minds"; "They were struck with fear" ;

  • 16. (

    ) drive something violently into a location; "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling" ;

  • 17. (

    ) occupy or take on; "He assumes the lotus position"; "She took her seat on the stage"; "We took our seats in the orchestra"; "She took up her position behind the tree"; "strike a pose" ;

  • 18. (

    ) disassemble a temporary structure, such as a tent or a theatrical set; "after the show, we'll have to strike the set and pack up" ;

  • 21. (

    ) pierce with force; "The bullet struck her thigh"; "The icy wind struck through our coats" ;

  • 22. (

    ) arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing; "strike a balance"; "strike a bargain" ;

Adjective : STRUCK

Source: WordNet 3.1


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