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Strike vs. Strive

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  • Strike (verb)

    To delete or cross out; to scratch or eliminate.

    "Please strike the last sentence."

  • Strike (verb)

    To have a sharp or sudden effect.

  • Strike (verb)

    To hit.

    "Strike the door sharply with your foot and see if it comes loose."

    "A bullet struck him."

    "The ship struck a reef."

  • Strike (verb)

    To give, as a blow; to impel, as with a blow; to give a force to; to dash; to cast.

  • Strike (verb)

    To deliver a quick blow or thrust; to give blows.

    "A hammer strikes against the bell of a clock."

  • Strike (verb)

    To manufacture, as by stamping.

    "We will strike a medal in your honour."

  • Strike (verb)

    To run upon a rock or bank; to be stranded; to run aground.

    "The ship struck in the night."

  • Strike (verb)

    To cause to sound by one or more beats; to indicate or notify by audible strokes. Of a clock, to announce (an hour of the day), usually by one or more sounds.

    "The clock struck twelve."

    "The drums strike up a march."

  • Strike (verb)

    To sound by percussion, with blows, or as if with blows.

  • Strike (verb)

    To cause or produce by a stroke, or suddenly, as by a stroke.

    "to strike a light"

  • Strike (verb)

    To thrust in; to cause to enter or penetrate.

    "A tree strikes its roots deep."

  • Strike (verb)

    To have a sharp or severe effect.

  • Strike (verb)

    To cause to ignite by friction.

    "to strike a match"

  • Strike (verb)

    To punish; to afflict; to smite.

  • Strike (verb)

    To carry out a violent or illegal action.

  • Strike (verb)

    To act suddenly, especially in a violent or criminal way.

    "The bank robber struck on the 2nd and 5th of May."

  • Strike (verb)

    To impinge upon.

    "The first thing to strike my eye was a beautiful pagoda."

    "Tragedy struck when his brother was killed in a bush fire."

  • Strike (verb)

    To stop working as a protest to achieve better working conditions.

  • Strike (verb)

    To impress, seem or appear (to).

    "Golf has always struck me as a waste of time."

  • Strike (verb)

    To create an impression.

    "The news struck a sombre chord."

  • Strike (verb)

    To score a goal.

  • Strike (verb)

    To steal money.

  • Strike (verb)

    To take forcibly or fraudulently.

    "to strike money"

  • Strike (verb)

    To make a sudden impression upon, as if by a blow; to affect with some strong emotion.

    "to strike the mind with surprise;"

    "to strike somebody with wonder, alarm, dread, or horror"

  • Strike (verb)

    To affect by a sudden impression or impulse.

    "The proposed plan strikes me favourably."

    "May the Lord strike down those sinners!"

    "I was struck dumb with astonishment."

  • Strike (verb)

    To touch; to act by appulse.

  • Strike (verb)

    To take down, especially in the following contexts.

  • Strike (verb)

    To borrow money from; to make a demand upon.

    "He struck a friend for five dollars."

  • Strike (verb)

    To haul down or lower (a flag, mast, etc.)

  • Strike (verb)

    To capitulate; to signal a surrender by hauling down the colours.

    "The frigate has struck, sir! We've beaten them, the lily-livers!"

  • Strike (verb)

    To set off on a walk or trip.

    "They struck off along the river."

  • Strike (verb)

    To pass with a quick or strong effect; to dart; to penetrate.

  • Strike (verb)

    To break forth; to commence suddenly; with into.

    "to strike into reputation;"

    "to strike into a run"

  • Strike (verb)

    To become attached to something; said of the spat of oysters.

  • Strike (verb)

    To make and ratify.

    "to strike a bargain"

  • Strike (verb)

    To level (a measure of grain, salt, etc.) with a straight instrument, scraping off what is above the level of the top.

  • Strike (verb)

    To cut off (a mortar joint, etc.) even with the face of the wall, or inward at a slight angle.

  • Strike (verb)

    To hit upon, or light upon, suddenly.

    "My eye struck a strange word in the text."

    "They soon struck the trail."

  • Strike (verb)

    To lade into a cooler, as a liquor.

  • Strike (verb)

    To stroke or pass lightly; to wave.

  • Strike (verb)

    To advance; to cause to go forward; used only in the past participle.

  • Strike (verb)

    To balance (a ledger or account).

  • Strike (noun)

    A status resulting from a batter swinging and missing a pitch, or not swinging at a pitch when the ball goes in the strike zone, or hitting a foul ball that is not caught.

  • Strike (noun)

    The act of knocking down all ten pins in on the first roll of a frame.

  • Strike (noun)

    A work stoppage (or otherwise concerted stoppage of an activity) as a form of protest.

  • Strike (noun)

    A blow or application of physical force against something.

  • Strike (noun)

    In an option contract, the price at which the holder buys or sells if they choose to exercise the option.

  • Strike (noun)

    An old English measure of corn equal to the bushel.

  • Strike (noun)

    The status of being the batsman that the bowler is bowling at.

  • Strike (noun)

    The primary face of a hammer, opposite the peen.

  • Strike (noun)

    The compass direction of the line of intersection between a rock layer and the surface of the Earth.

  • Strike (noun)

    An instrument with a straight edge for levelling a measure of grain, salt, etc., scraping off what is above the level of the top; a strickle.

  • Strike (noun)

    Fullness of measure; hence, excellence of quality.

  • Strike (noun)

    An iron pale or standard in a gate or fence.

  • Strike (noun)

    A puddler's stirrer.

  • Strike (noun)

    The extortion of money, or the attempt to extort money, by threat of injury; blackmail.

  • Strike (noun)

    The discovery of a source of something.

  • Strike (noun)

    A strike plate.

  • Strive (verb)

    To try to achieve a result; to make strenuous effort; to try earnestly and persistently.

    "He strove to excel."

    "to strive for the truth"

  • Strive (verb)

    To struggle in opposition; to be in contention or dispute; to contend; to contest.

    "to strive against fate"

  • Strive (verb)

    To vie; to compete as a rival.

  • Strive (noun)

    An effort; a striving.

  • Strive (noun)

    strife; contention

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  • Strike

    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.

  • Strike

    To come in collision with; to strike against; as, a bullet struck him; the wave struck the boat amidships; the ship struck a reef.

  • Strike

    To give, as a blow; to impel, as with a blow; to give a force to; to dash; to cast.

  • Strike

    To stamp or impress with a stroke; to coin; as, to strike coin from metal: to strike dollars at the mint.

  • Strike

    To thrust in; to cause to enter or penetrate; to set in the earth; as, a tree strikes its roots deep.

  • Strike

    To punish; to afflict; to smite.

  • Strike

    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.

  • Strike

    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.

  • Strike

    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.

  • Strike

    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.

  • Strike

    To cause or produce by a stroke, or suddenly, as by a stroke; as, to strike a light.

  • Strike

    To cause to ignite; as, to strike a match.

  • Strike

    To make and ratify; as, to strike a bargain.

  • Strike

    To take forcibly or fraudulently; as, to strike money.

  • Strike

    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.

  • Strike

    To cut off, as a mortar joint, even with the face of the wall, or inward at a slight angle.

  • Strike

    To hit upon, or light upon, suddenly; as, my eye struck a strange word; they soon struck the trail.

  • Strike

    To borrow money of; to make a demand upon; as, he struck a friend for five dollars.

  • Strike

    To lade into a cooler, as a liquor.

  • Strike

    To stroke or pass lightly; to wave.

  • Strike

    To advance; to cause to go forward; - used only in past participle.

  • Strike (verb)

    To move; to advance; to proceed; to take a course; as, to strike into the fields.

  • Strike (verb)

    To deliver a quick blow or thrust; to give blows.

  • Strike (verb)

    To hit; to collide; to dush; to clash; as, a hammer strikes against the bell of a clock.

  • Strike (verb)

    To sound by percussion, with blows, or as with blows; to be struck; as, the clock strikes.

  • Strike (verb)

    To make an attack; to aim a blow.

  • Strike (verb)

    To touch; to act by appulse.

  • Strike (verb)

    To run upon a rock or bank; to be stranded; as, the ship struck in the night.

  • Strike (verb)

    To pass with a quick or strong effect; to dart; to penetrate.

  • Strike (verb)

    To break forth; to commence suddenly; - with into; as, to strike into reputation; to strike into a run.

  • Strike (verb)

    To lower a flag, or colors, in token of respect, or to signify a surrender of a ship to an enemy.

  • Strike (verb)

    To quit work in order to compel an increase, or prevent a reduction, of wages.

  • Strike (verb)

    To become attached to something; - said of the spat of oysters.

  • Strike (verb)

    To steal money.

  • Strike (noun)

    The act of striking.

  • Strike (noun)

    An instrument with a straight edge for leveling a measure of grain, salt, and the like, scraping off what is above the level of the top; a strickle.

  • Strike (noun)

    A bushel; four pecks.

  • Strike (noun)

    An old measure of four bushels.

  • Strike (noun)

    Fullness of measure; hence, excellence of quality.

  • Strike (noun)

    An iron pale or standard in a gate or fence.

  • Strike (noun)

    The act of quitting work; specifically, such an act by a body of workmen, usually organized by a labor union, done as a means of enforcing compliance with demands made on their employer.

  • Strike (noun)

    A puddler's stirrer.

  • Strike (noun)

    The horizontal direction of the outcropping edges of tilted rocks; or, the direction of a horizontal line supposed to be drawn on the surface of a tilted stratum. It is at right angles to the dip.

  • Strike (noun)

    The extortion of money, or the attempt to extort money, by threat of injury; blackmailing.

  • Strike (noun)

    A sudden finding of rich ore in mining; hence, any sudden success or good fortune, esp. financial.

  • Strike (noun)

    The act of leveling all the pins with the first bowl; also, the score thus made. Sometimes called double spare. Throwing a strike entitles the player to add to the score for that frame the total number of pins knocked down in the next two bowls.

  • Strike (noun)

    Any actual or constructive striking at the pitched ball, three of which, if the ball is not hit fairly, cause the batter to be put out; hence, any of various acts or events which are ruled as equivalent to such a striking, as failing to strike at a ball so pitched that the batter should have struck at it.

  • Strike (noun)

    Same as Ten-strike.

  • Strive (verb)

    To make efforts; to use exertions; to endeavor with earnestness; to labor hard.

  • Strive (verb)

    To struggle in opposition; to be in contention or dispute; to contend; to contest; - followed by against or with before the person or thing opposed; as, strive against temptation; strive for the truth.

  • Strive (verb)

    To vie; to compete; to be a rival.

  • Strive (noun)

    An effort; a striving.

  • Strive (noun)

    Strife; contention.

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  • Strike (noun)

    a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions;

    "the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled"

  • Strike (noun)

    an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective;

    "the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn"

  • Strike (noun)

    a pitch that is in the strike zone and that the batter does not hit;

    "this pitcher throws more strikes than balls"

  • Strike (noun)

    a gentle blow

  • Strike (noun)

    a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball;

    "he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame"

  • Strike (noun)

    a conspicuous success;

    "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"

    "that new Broadway show is a real smasher"

    "the party went with a bang"

  • Strike (verb)

    hit against; come into sudden contact with;

    "The car hit a tree"

    "He struck the table with his elbow"

  • Strike (verb)

    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"

  • Strike (verb)

    have an emotional or cognitive impact upon;

    "This child impressed me as unusually mature"

    "This behavior struck me as odd"

  • Strike (verb)

    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"

  • Strike (verb)

    indicate (a certain time) by striking;

    "The clock struck midnight"

    "Just when I entered, the clock struck"

  • Strike (verb)

    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"

  • Strike (verb)

    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"

  • Strike (verb)

    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"

  • Strike (verb)

    attain;

    "The horse finally struck a pace"

  • Strike (verb)

    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"

  • Strike (verb)

    cause to form between electrodes of an arc lamp;

    "strike an arc"

  • Strike (verb)

    find unexpectedly;

    "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"

    "she struck a goldmine"

    "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"

  • Strike (verb)

    produce by ignition or a blow;

    "strike fire from the flintstone"

    "strike a match"

  • Strike (verb)

    remove by erasing or crossing out;

    "Please strike this remark from the record"

  • Strike (verb)

    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"

  • Strike (verb)

    drive something violently into a location;

    "he hit his fist on the table"

    "she struck her head on the low ceiling"

  • Strike (verb)

    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"

  • Strike (verb)

    form by stamping, punching, or printing;

    "strike coins"

    "strike a medal"

  • Strike (verb)

    smooth with a strickle;

    "strickle the grain in the measure"

  • Strike (verb)

    pierce with force;

    "The bullet struck her thigh"

    "The icy wind struck through our coats"

  • Strike (verb)

    arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing;

    "strike a balance"

    "strike a bargain"

  • Strive (verb)

    attempt by employing effort;

    "we endeavor to make our customers happy"

  • Strive (verb)

    to exert much effort or energy;

    "straining our ears to hear"

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