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According to WordNet, the verb "strike" has 21 sense(s).

201209135 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".

201639105 form by stamping, punching, or printing; "strike coins"; "strike a medal".

201209426 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".

201982395 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".

201228235 pierce with force; "The bullet struck her thigh"; "The icy wind struck through our coats".

201549420 remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark".

201410223 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".

201767949 have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd".

202412647 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".

201308008 smooth with a strickle; "strickle the grain in the measure".

202104161 drive something violently into a location; "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling".

200143540 cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp; "strike an arc".

202108791 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".

200635904 arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing; "strike a balance"; "strike a bargain".

201675073 produce by ignition or a blow; "strike fire from the flintstone"; "strike a match".

202286687 find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake".

201123887 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".

202526811 attain; "The horse finally struck a pace".

202611976 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".

200923622 indicate (a certain time) by striking; "The clock struck midnight"; "Just when I entered, the clock struck".

201236164 hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow".

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