how to pronounce strike


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strike is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of strike in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… a golfer will strike a golf ball with …”

meanings of strike


  1. To thrust in; to cause to enter or penetrate.
  2. To impress, seem or appear (to).
  3. To stroke or pass lightly; to wave.
  4. To dismantle and take away (a theater set; a tent; etc.).
  5. To manufacture, as by stamping.
  6. To cause or produce by a stroke, or suddenly, as by a stroke.
  7. To carry out a violent or illegal action.
  8. To steal or rob; to take forcibly or fraudulently.
  9. To lade thickened sugar cane juice from a teache into a cooler.
  10. To delete or cross out; to scratch or eliminate.
  11. To touch; to act by appulse.
  12. To affect by a sudden impression or impulse.
  13. To make a sudden impression upon, as if by a blow; to affect with some strong emotion.
  14. To act suddenly, especially in a violent or criminal way.
  15. To hit upon, or light upon, suddenly.
  16. To create an impression.
  17. To set off on a walk or trip.
  18. To cause to ignite by friction.
  19. To capitulate; to signal a surrender by hauling down the colours.
  20. (transitive) To take down, especially in the following contexts.
  21. To punish; to afflict; to smite.
  22. To sound by percussion, with blows, or as if with blows.
  23. To advance; to cause to go forward; used only in the past participle.
  24. (personal, social) To have a sharp or severe effect.
  25. To borrow money from; to make a demand upon.
  26. (physical) To have a sharp or sudden effect.
  27. To stop working as a protest to achieve better working conditions.
  28. To pass with a quick or strong effect; to dart; to penetrate.
  29. To hit.
  30. 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.
  31. To break forth; to commence suddenly; with into.
  32. To become attached to something; said of the spat of oysters.
  33. To deliver a quick blow or thrust; to give blows.
  34. To cut off (a mortar joint, etc.) even with the face of the wall, or inward at a slight angle.
  35. To impinge upon.
  36. To balance (a ledger or account).
  37. To give, as a blow; to impel, as with a blow; to give a force to; to dash; to cast.
  38. To run upon a rock or bank; to be stranded; to run aground.
  39. To make and ratify.
  40. To haul down or lower (a flag, mast, etc.).
  41. To score a goal.
  42. To level (a measure of grain, salt, etc.) with a straight instrument, scraping off what is above the level of the top.


  1. The compass direction of the line of intersection between a rock layer and the surface of the Earth.
  2. A puddler's stirrer.
  3. A work stoppage (or otherwise concerted stoppage of an activity) as a form of protest.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. In an option contract, the price at which the holder buys or sells if they choose to exercise the option.
  7. The extortion of money, or the attempt to extort money, by threat of injury; blackmail.
  8. The discovery of a source of something.
  9. Fullness of measure; hence, excellence of quality.
  10. An old English measure of corn equal to the bushel.
  11. The strike plate of a door.
  12. An iron pale or standard in a gate or fence.
  13. The primary face of a hammer, opposite the peen.
  14. A nibble on the bait by a fish.
  15. The act of knocking down all ten pins in on the first roll of a frame.
  16. A blow or application of physical force against something.
  17. The status of being the batsman that the bowler is bowling at.


  1. A surname​.

strike frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word strike occurs in english on average 26.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics strike can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that strike can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

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