stricken vs struck :

stricken or 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.”

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Definitions

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

  • v  deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
    The teacher struck the child
    The boxer struck the attacker dead
  • v  have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
    This behavior struck me as odd
  • v  hit against; come into sudden contact with
    He struck the table with his elbow
  • v  make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target
    The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939
    in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2
  • v  indicate (a certain time) by striking
    The clock struck midnight
    Just when I entered, the clock struck
  • v  affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely
    The earthquake struck at midnight
  • v  stop work in order to press demands
  • v  touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
    The light struck the golden necklace
    A strange sound struck my ears
  • v  attain
    The horse finally struck a pace
  • v  produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically
    her comments struck a sour note
  • v  cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp
  • v  find unexpectedly
    she struck a goldmine
    The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake
  • 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
    Panic struck me
    The thought struck terror in our minds
    They were struck with fear
  • v  drive something violently into a location
    she struck her head on the low ceiling
  • v  occupy or take on
  • v  form by stamping, punching, or printing
  • v  smooth with a strickle
  • v  pierce with force
    The bullet struck her thigh
    The icy wind struck through our coats
  • v  arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing
  • s  (used in combination) affected by something overwhelming
    awe-struck
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - CNET
  • 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 ...
    June 13, 2013 - NBC NEWS
  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - CNET

  • Boy struck by car in Albany
    Boy struck by car in Albany Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 10:15 pm, Saturday, June 15, 2013 ALBANY – A motorist on Saturday night struck a 7-year-old boy in Albany, who was taken to Albany Medical Center with serious injuries, city police said. The accident occurred about 8 p.m ...
    June 16, 2013 - Albany Times Union
  • Bicyclist struck, killed by car
    A bicyclist was struck and killed by a speeding car Sunday afternoon.
    June 16, 2013 - First Coast News
  • Man Struck, Killed By No. 1 Subway Train Near City College
    A man was struck and killed by a subway train near City College in Upper Manhattan Friday evening, causing a commuter mess on the No. 1 train line.
    June 15, 2013 - CBS New York