- n the physical coming together of two or more things
- n the act of contacting one thing with another
- 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
The auto workers are striking for higher wages
- 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 sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
his striking good looks always created a sensation
- s having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center
a striking resemblance between parent and child
- Meteors striking the surface of the earth leave behind an otherworldly mark.
- Architect Ricardo Legorreta has created a striking interface between the contemporary and the colonial.
- It's an effect that would seem to defy reason yet Targ reports striking results.
- Tiger Wood in FOXNews
A guy that's won 14 majors, he's got a lot of game,Els said, "I think he's very close. I haven't played with him in about a year. I think his ball-striking was pretty good the last two days. His short game is pretty sharp, he just didn't...
- Barack Obama in Wall Street Journal
With these sanctions-along with others-we are striking at the heart of the Iranian government's ability to fund and develop its nuclear programs,Mr. Obama said at a White House ceremony.
- Vice President Dick Cheney in International Herald Tribune
Told by reporters about the Taliban claim of responsibility for the attack, Cheney said: "I think they clearly try to find ways to question the authority of the central government. Striking at Bagram with a suicide bomber, I suppose, is one way to...