1. striking - noun
· the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"
2. striking - noun
· the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
3. 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"
4. strike - verb
· have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"; "he was dumb-struck by the news"; "her comments struck a sour note"
5. strike - verb
· hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"
6. 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"
7. strike - verb
· indicate (a certain time) by striking; "The clock struck midnight"; "Just when I entered, the clock struck"
8. 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"
9. 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"
10. 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"
11. strike - verb
· attain; "The horse finally struck a pace"
12. strike - verb
· produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments; "The pianist strikes a middle C"; "strike `z' on the keyboard"
13. strike - verb
· cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp; "strike an arc"
14. 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"
15. strike - verb
· produce by ignition or a blow; "strike fire from the flintstone"; "strike a match"
16. strike - verb
· remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark"
17. 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"
18. strike - verb
· drive something violently into a location; "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling"
19. 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"
20. strike - verb
· disassemble a temporary structure, such as a tent or a theatrical set; "after the show, we'll have to strike the set and pack up"
21. strike - verb
· form by stamping, punching, or printing; "strike coins"; "strike a medal"
22. strike - verb
· smooth with a strickle; "strickle the grain in the measure"
23. strike - verb
· pierce with force; "The bullet struck her thigh"; "The icy wind struck through our coats"
24. strike - verb
· arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing; "strike a balance"; "strike a bargain"
25. striking - adjective
· 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"
26. striking - adjective
· 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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