stricken vs struck : Common Errors in English

About stricken vs struck

Most of the time the past participle of “strike” is “struck.” The exceptions are that you can be stricken with guilt, a misfortune, a wound or a disease; and a passage in a document can be stricken out. The rest of the time, stick with “struck.”

stricken Meaning(s)

  • (s) grievously affected especially by disease
  • (s) (used in combination) affected by something overwhelming
  • (s) put out of action (by illness)

struck Meaning(s)

  • (n) a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
  • (n) an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
  • (n) a gentle blow
  • (n) a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball
  • (n) (baseball) a pitch that the batter swings at and misses, or that the batter hits into foul territory, or that the batter does not swing at but the umpire judges to be in the area over home plate and between the batter's knees and shoulders
  • (n) a conspicuous success
  • (v) deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
  • (v) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
  • (v) hit against; come into sudden contact with
  • (v) make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target
  • (v) indicate (a certain time) by striking
  • (v) affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely
  • (v) stop work in order to press demands
  • (v) touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
  • (v) attain
  • (v) produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically
  • (v) cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp
  • (v) find unexpectedly
  • (v) produce by ignition or a blow
  • (v) remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
  • (v) cause to experience suddenly
  • (v) drive something violently into a location
  • (v) occupy or take on
  • (v) form by stamping, punching, or printing
  • (v) smooth with a strickle
  • (v) pierce with force
  • (v) arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing
  • (s) (used in combination) affected by something overwhelming

stricken in News

  1. Scrap metal, TVs, love seats: 17 alleged looters nabbed in tornado-hit Moore, Okla.

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Officials in tornado-stricken Oklahoma cities are now dealing with looters who are stealing items ranging from copper wire to jewelry.Moore police spokesman Jeremy Lewis and Mayor Glenn Lewis said 17 arrests have been made on misdemeanor charges of looting in Moore since the May 20 EF5 tornado hit."We are seeing people take everything from copper to pipes to scrap metal to all ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Telerobotics helps sick teen toss a baseball 1,800 miles

    Stricken with a rare blood disease, 13-year-old Nick LeGrande threw out the first pitch before Wednesday's A's-Yankees game thanks to a telerobotic pitching machine.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: CNET

  3. Telerobotics to help sick teen toss a baseball 1,800 miles

    Stricken with a rare blood disease, 13-year-old Nick LeGrande will throw out the first pitch before Wednesday's A's-Yankees game thanks to a telerobotic pitching machine.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: CNET

struck in News

  1. Lightning struck Salt Lake City clock tower, à la ‘Back to the Future’

    Lightning struck Salt Lake City clock tower, à la ‘Back to the Future’ by Christopher Smart The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 12, 2013 03:00PM MDT Cocktail drinkers have a saying that goes something like this: “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.” Those who want an early afternoon aperitif might choose a bar or saloon near Salt Lake City Hall, 451 S. State, where they can simply point to the clocks atop ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

  2. 2 struck, 1 killed in Sun Valley vehicle collision

    A man was fatally struck by a vehicle on Clybourn Avenue in Sun Valley bordering Bob Hope Airport Tuesday.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: KABC-TV Los Angeles

  3. Pedestrian struck by train in Mount Pleasant

    A man is struck and killed by a train in Mount Pleasant on Wednesday morning.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: WISN 12 Milwaukee

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