Definition of strike:
- An instrument with a straight edge for levelling a measure of grain, salt, & c., by scraping off what is above the level of the top; a strickle; the act of workmen combining in a refusal to work till the employer concedes a demand for higher wages; the direction of the outcrop of a stratum.
- To touch or hit with some force; to give a blow to; to dash; to stamp; to coin; to thrust in; to punish; to cause to sound; to affect sensibly or strongly; to make and ratify; to affect suddenly; to lower, as to strike sail; to level a measure of grain, salt, or the like, by scraping off with a straight instrument what is above the level of the top; to ground. To strike up, to begin to sound; to begin to sing or play. To strike off, to erase from an account; to print; to separate by a blow. To strike out, to produce by collision; to erase; to contrive.
- To make a quick blow or thrust; to hit; to dash against; to sound by percussion; to make an attack; to sound with blows; to be stranded; to dart; to lower a flag or colours in token of respect or surrender. To strike in, to enter suddenly; to disappear. To strike in with, to conform to. To strike out, to make a sudden excursion. To strike work, to quit work in a body or by combination in order to compel a rise of wages.
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