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Overview of noun striking

The noun striking has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. contact, impinging, striking

(the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull")

2. hit, hitting, striking

(the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit")


Overview of verb strike

The verb strike has 21 senses? (first 14 from tagged texts)
1. (18) strike

(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. (16) affect, impress, move, strike

(have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd")

3. (14) hit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide with

(hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow")

4. (7) strike, hit

(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. (5) strike

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

6. (4) hit, strike

(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. (3) strike, walk out

(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. (2) fall, shine, strike

(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")

9. (2) come to, strike

(attain; "The horse finally struck a pace")

10. (2) strike, hit

(produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically; "The pianist strikes a middle C"; "strike `z' on the keyboard"; "her comments struck a sour note")

11. (2) strike

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

12. (1) fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain, discover

(find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake")

13. (1) strike

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

14. (1) strike, scratch, expunge, excise

(remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark")

15. hit, strike, come to

(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. hit, strike

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

17. assume, take, strike, take up

(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. mint, coin, strike

(form by stamping, punching, or printing; "strike coins"; "strike a medal")

19. strickle, strike

(smooth with a strickle; "strickle the grain in the measure")

20. strike

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

21. strike

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


Overview of adj striking

The adj striking has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (14) dramatic, spectacular, striking

(sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect; "a dramatic sunset"; "a dramatic pause"; "a spectacular display of northern lights"; "it was a spectacular play"; "his striking good looks always created a sensation")

2. outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, striking

(having a quality that thrusts itself into attention; "an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"; "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"; "salient traits"; "a spectacular rise in prices"; "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"; "a striking resemblance between parent and child")

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