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Strike (?), v. t. [imp. Struck (?); p. p. Struck, Stricken (&unr_;) (Stroock (&unr_;), Strucken (&unr_;), Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Striking. Struck is more commonly used in the p. p. than stricken.] [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. str&ī;can to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. str&ī;hhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.] 1. To touch or hit with some force, either with the hand or with an instrument; to smite; to give a blow to, either with the hand or with any instrument or missile.
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He at Philippi kept
His sword e'en like a dancer; while I struck
The lean and wrinkled Cassius.
Shak.
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2. To come in collision with; to strike against; as, a bullet struck him; the wave struck the boat amidships; the ship struck a reef.
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3. To give, as a blow; to impel, as with a blow; to give a force to; to dash; to cast.
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They shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two sideposts. Ex. xii. 7.
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Who would be free, themselves must strike the blow. Byron.
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4. To stamp or impress with a stroke; to coin; as, to strike coin from metal: to strike dollars at the mint.
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5. To thrust in; to cause to enter or penetrate; to set in the earth; as, a tree strikes its roots deep.
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6. To punish; to afflict; to smite.
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To punish the just is not good, nor strike princes for equity. Prov. xvii. 26.
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7. To cause to sound by one or more beats; to indicate or notify by audible strokes; as, the clock strikes twelve; the drums strike up a march.
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8. To lower; to let or take down; to remove; as, to strike sail; to strike a flag or an ensign, as in token of surrender; to strike a yard or a topmast in a gale; to strike a tent; to strike the centering of an arch.
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9. To make a sudden impression upon, as by a blow; to affect sensibly with some strong emotion; as, to strike the mind, with surprise; to strike one with wonder, alarm, dread, or horror.
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Nice works of art strike and surprise us most on the first view. Atterbury.
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They please as beauties, here as wonders strike. Pope.
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10. To affect in some particular manner by a sudden impression or impulse; as, the plan proposed strikes me favorably; to strike one dead or blind.
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How often has stricken you dumb with his irony! Landor.
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11. To cause or produce by a stroke, or suddenly, as by a stroke; as, to strike a light.
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Waving wide her myrtle wand,
She strikes a universal peace through sea and land.
Milton.
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12. To cause to ignite; as, to strike a match.
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13. To make and ratify; as, to strike a bargain.
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&hand_; Probably borrowed from the L. fœdus ferrire, to strike a compact, so called because an animal was struck and killed as a sacrifice on such occasions.
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14. To take forcibly or fraudulently; as, to strike money. [Old Slang]
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15. To level, as a measure of grain, salt, or the like, by scraping off with a straight instrument what is above the level of the top.
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16. (Masonry) To cut off, as a mortar joint, even with the face of the wall, or inward at a slight angle.
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17. To hit upon, or light upon, suddenly; as, my eye struck a strange word; they soon struck the trail.
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18. To borrow money of; to make a demand upon; as, he struck a friend for five dollars. [Slang]
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19. To lade into a cooler, as a liquor. B. Edwards.
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20. To stroke or pass lightly; to wave.
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Behold, I thought, He will . . . strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper. 2 Kings v. 11.
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21. To advance; to cause to go forward; -- used only in past participle.Well struck in years.” Shak.
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To strike an attitude, To strike a balance. See under Attitude, and Balance. -- To strike a jury (Law), to constitute a special jury ordered by a court, by each party striking out a certain number of names from a prepared list of jurors, so as to reduce it to the number of persons required by law. Burrill. -- To strike a lead. (a) (Mining) To find a vein of ore. (b) Fig.: To find a way to fortune. [Colloq.] -- To strike a ledger or To strike an account, to balance it. -- To strike hands with. (a) To shake hands with. Halliwell. (b) To make a compact or agreement with; to agree with. -- To strike off. (a) To erase from an account; to deduct; as, to strike off the interest of a debt. (b) (Print.) To impress; to print; as, to strike off a thousand copies of a book. (c) To separate by a blow or any sudden action; as, to strike off what is superfluous or corrupt. -- To strike oil, to find petroleum when boring for it; figuratively, to make a lucky hit financially. [Slang, U.S.] -- To strike one luck, to shake hands with one and wish good luck. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. -- To strike out. (a) To produce by collision; to force out, as, to strike out sparks with steel. (b) To blot out; to efface; to erase. “To methodize is as necessary as to strike out.” Pope. (c) To form by a quick effort; to devise; to invent; to contrive, as, to strike out a new plan of finance. (d) (Baseball) To cause a player to strike out; -- said of the pitcher. See To strike out, under Strike, v. i. -- To strike sail. See under Sail. -- To strike up. (a) To cause to sound; to begin to beat. “Strike up the drums.” Shak. (b) To begin to sing or play; as, to strike up a tune. (c) To raise (as sheet metal), in making diahes, pans, etc., by blows or pressure in a die. -- To strike work, to quit work; to go on a strike.
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Strike (?), v. i. To move; to advance; to proceed; to take a course; as, to strike into the fields.
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A mouse . . . struck