from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past tense and a past participle of strike.
  • adj. Affected or shut down by a labor strike.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imp. & p. p. of strike.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • adj. (used in combination) affected by something overwhelming


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  • 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.

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

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  • “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.

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  • I know these are old questions, but the title struck me this morning.

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  • Then the years-old meaning of the term struck home, and I think I gasped.

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  • The title struck me as familiar, and I had only to read a few lines to recognise them as belonging to [Goldsmith's] _The Traveller_.

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  • Saxham engaged rooms at the Trafalgar Hotel, a handsome caravanserai standing in its own gardens at the top of Imperial Avenue, for himself and his wife, and the savage irony that can be conveyed in the term struck him, not for the first time since he had laid gold and silver on the open book, and endowed a woman with the gift of himself and all his worldly goods.

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