Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Affected or shut down by a labor strike.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Specifically, in electrometal., thinly nickel-plated preparatory to the deposition of some other metal: said of a surface thus treated.
  • Preterit and past participle of strike.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • imp. & p. p. of strike.
  • (Law) a special jury, composed of persons having special knowledge or qualifications, selected by striking from the panel of jurors a certain number for each party, leaving the number required by law to try the cause.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of strike. (delete)
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of strike. (hit)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (used in combination) affected by something overwhelming

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Examples

  • I perceived the Thing would come up with me long before I reached the enclosure, and, desperate and sobbing for my breath, I wheeled round upon it and struck at it as it came up to me, —struck with all my strength.

    The Thing in the Forest

  • "The Indians have struck on the frontier," -- "A rattle-snake _struck_ at me."

    Diary in America, Series One

  • The label struck pay dirt when a secretary, Jenny Price, encouraged them to sign a teenage singer-songwriter from Southern California named Jewel.

    Fortune’s Fool

  • The label struck pay dirt when a secretary, Jenny Price, encouraged them to sign a teenage singer-songwriter from Southern California named Jewel.

    Fortune’s Fool

  • The label struck pay dirt when a secretary, Jenny Price, encouraged them to sign a teenage singer-songwriter from Southern California named Jewel.

    Fortune’s Fool

  • The label struck pay dirt when a secretary, Jenny Price, encouraged them to sign a teenage singer-songwriter from Southern California named Jewel.

    Fortune’s Fool

  • I saw the phrase "struck a nerve" a few times remarked about this photo.

    Graciela Tiscareno-Sato: The Viral Immigration Meme: Did You See The Success Story?

  • I saw the phrase "struck a nerve" a few times remarked about this photo.

    Graciela Tiscareno-Sato: The Viral Immigration Meme: Did You See The Success Story?

  • “I guess so,” he said, and the phrase struck Tessa, who had heard nothing but British voices for nearly two months, as so American that she felt homesick.

    Clockwork Angel

  • As with "Quelqu'un," her label struck a deal with Barnes & Noble for the bookseller to carry the new disc exclusively for several months before its wider commercial release in February.

    Can Romance Lift

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