What are some alternative words for strike?

Synonyms for strike
straɪk

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term strike.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. strike, work stoppage(noun)

    a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions

    "the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled"

    Synonyms:
    ten-strike, bang, smasher, work stoppage, hit, smash, rap, tap

  2. strike(noun)

    an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective

    "the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn"

    Synonyms:
    ten-strike, bang, smasher, work stoppage, hit, smash, rap, tap

  3. rap, strike, tap(noun)

    a gentle blow

    Synonyms:
    dab, ten-strike, bang, water tap, smasher, rap, tap, belt, spigot, knock, work stoppage, hydrant, pat, whang, blame, hit, whack, rap music, hip-hop, water faucet, wiretap, smash

  4. strike, ten-strike(noun)

    a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball

    "he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame"

    Synonyms:
    ten-strike, bang, smasher, work stoppage, hit, smash, rap, tap

  5. strike(noun)

    (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

    "this pitcher throws more strikes than balls"

    Synonyms:
    ten-strike, bang, smasher, work stoppage, hit, smash, rap, tap

  6. hit, smash, smasher, strike, bang(verb)

    a conspicuous success

    "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"; "that new Broadway show is a real smasher"; "the party went with a bang"

    Synonyms:
    charge, hit, crash, belt, fringe, smash, beauty, knock, bam, ten-strike, striking, clap, lulu, stunner, kick, looker, eruption, boot, sweetheart, smasher, flush, thrill, collision, work stoppage, ravisher, hitting, rap, tap, bash, blast, rush, overhead, bang, peach, mantrap, smash-up, dish, knockout

  7. 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"

    Synonyms:
    discover, chance on, chance upon, shine, expunge, take up, fall upon, coin, happen upon, run into, attain, come across, assume, affect, impinge on, light upon, scratch, impress, collide with, mint, strickle, fall, hit, take, move, come upon, walk out, come to, excise

  8. affect, impress, move, strike(verb)

    have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

    "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"

    Synonyms:
    touch, chance upon, dissemble, incite, act, expunge, move, motivate, affect, strickle, imprint, attain, be active, come upon, chance on, propel, impress, impact, take, fall upon, involve, shanghai, ingrain, assume, displace, make a motion, excise, collide with, coin, yarn-dye, fall, proceed, walk out, impinge on, go, sham, run into, scratch, shine, hit, prompt, regard, touch on, take up, bear on, locomote, mint, instill, travel, happen upon, bear upon, pretend, come to, run, print, feign, actuate, light upon, come across, discover

  9. hit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide with(verb)

    hit against; come into sudden contact with

    "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"

    Synonyms:
    chance upon, shoot, excise, dispatch, butt against, move, hit, arrive at, strickle, attain, chance on, reach, take, fall upon, meet, score, knock against, make, off, polish off, pip, assume, mint, collide with, coin, gain, encounter, fall, walk out, impinge on, affect, run into, scratch, happen upon, stumble, slay, run across, shine, jar against, murder, rack up, tally, impress, bump into, come across, take up, come to, expunge, come upon, light upon, see, discover, bump off, remove

  10. strike, hit(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"

    Synonyms:
    chance upon, shoot, excise, dispatch, move, hit, arrive at, attain, chance on, off, reach, take, fall upon, score, rack up, make, assume, polish off, pip, collide with, coin, gain, fall, walk out, impinge on, shine, affect, run into, scratch, happen upon, stumble, bump off, slay, come across, mint, strickle, tally, impress, come to, expunge, come upon, light upon, murder, take up, discover, remove

  11. strike(verb)

    indicate (a certain time) by striking

    "The clock struck midnight"; "Just when I entered, the clock struck"

    Synonyms:
    discover, chance on, chance upon, shine, expunge, take up, fall upon, coin, happen upon, run into, attain, come across, assume, affect, impinge on, light upon, scratch, impress, collide with, mint, strickle, fall, hit, take, move, come upon, walk out, come to, excise

  12. hit, 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"

    Synonyms:
    chance upon, shoot, excise, dispatch, move, hit, arrive at, strickle, attain, chance on, reach, take, fall upon, score, make, off, polish off, pip, assume, mint, collide with, coin, gain, fall, walk out, impinge on, affect, run into, scratch, happen upon, stumble, slay, shine, murder, rack up, tally, impress, come across, take up, come to, expunge, come upon, light upon, discover, bump off, remove

  13. strike, walk out(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"

    Synonyms:
    discover, chance on, chance upon, shine, expunge, take up, fall upon, coin, happen upon, run into, attain, come across, assume, affect, impinge on, light upon, scratch, impress, collide with, mint, strickle, fall, hit, take, move, come upon, walk out, come to, excise

  14. fall, shine, 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"

    Synonyms:
    reflect, settle, beam, excise, descend, fall down, lessen, decrease, hit, radiate, attain, return, glisten, fall upon, chance on, go down, take, diminish, flow, glow, chance upon, move, come down, assume, devolve, coin, fall, walk out, impinge on, affect, run into, scratch, happen upon, glint, pass, smooth, gleam, shine, accrue, mint, strickle, impress, hang, come across, take up, come to, come, expunge, come upon, precipitate, glitter, collide with, light upon, smoothen, light, discover, polish

  15. come to, strike(verb)

    attain

    "The horse finally struck a pace"

    Synonyms:
    touch, chance upon, resuscitate, excise, hit, attain, pertain, chance on, concern, take, fall upon, refer, move, assume, collide with, coin, fall, walk out, impinge on, shine, touch on, affect, run into, scratch, happen upon, revive, relate, come across, bear on, mint, strickle, impress, take up, come to, have-to doe with, expunge, come upon, light upon, discover

  16. strike, hit(verb)

    produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically

    "The pianist strikes a middle C"; "strike `z' on the keyboard"; "her comments struck a sour note"

    Synonyms:
    chance upon, shoot, excise, dispatch, move, hit, arrive at, attain, chance on, off, reach, take, fall upon, score, rack up, make, assume, polish off, pip, collide with, coin, gain, fall, walk out, impinge on, shine, affect, run into, scratch, happen upon, stumble, bump off, slay, come across, mint, strickle, tally, impress, come to, expunge, come upon, light upon, murder, take up, discover, remove

  17. strike(verb)

    cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp

    "strike an arc"

    Synonyms:
    discover, chance on, chance upon, shine, expunge, take up, fall upon, coin, happen upon, run into, attain, come across, assume, affect, impinge on, light upon, scratch, impress, collide with, mint, strickle, fall, hit, take, move, come upon, walk out, come to, excise

  18. fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain, discover(verb)

    find unexpectedly

    "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"

    Synonyms:
    detect, come over, chance upon, distinguish, excise, let out, hear, bring out, identify, hit, arrive at, disclose, attain, let on, chance on, describe, get word, reach, take, key, fall upon, meet, reveal, move, assume, enter upon, see, find out, collide with, coin, gain, encounter, give away, fall, divulge, walk out, impinge on, shine, affect, run into, scratch, happen upon, achieve, pick up, run across, come across, resonate, observe, get a line, notice, key out, mint, strickle, name, accomplish, impress, expose, take up, come to, expunge, unwrap, break, learn, come upon, light upon, get wind, discover, luck into, find, make

  19. strike(verb)

    produce by ignition or a blow

    "strike fire from the flintstone"; "strike a match"

    Synonyms:
    discover, chance on, chance upon, shine, expunge, take up, fall upon, coin, happen upon, run into, attain, come across, assume, affect, impinge on, light upon, scratch, impress, collide with, mint, strickle, fall, hit, take, move, come upon, walk out, come to, excise

  20. strike, scratch, expunge, excise(verb)

    remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line

    "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark"

    Synonyms:
    chance upon, itch, excise, impinge on, hit, fret, attain, chance on, scrub, take, come up, fall upon, rub, inscribe, move, assume, call off, collide with, coin, scrape up, cancel, fall, walk out, chafe, shine, affect, engrave, run into, scratch, happen upon, scratch up, come across, mint, strickle, impress, come to, scrape, expunge, come upon, light upon, take up, fray, discover, grave

  21. hit, strike, come to(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"

    Synonyms:
    touch, chance upon, resuscitate, shoot, excise, dispatch, move, hit, arrive at, strickle, attain, pertain, chance on, concern, reach, take, fall upon, refer, score, make, off, revive, polish off, pip, assume, mint, collide with, coin, gain, fall, walk out, impinge on, touch on, affect, run into, scratch, happen upon, stumble, slay, relate, shine, bear on, murder, rack up, tally, impress, come across, take up, come to, have-to doe with, expunge, come upon, light upon, discover, bump off, remove

  22. hit, strike(verb)

    drive something violently into a location

    "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling"

    Synonyms:
    chance upon, shoot, excise, dispatch, move, hit, arrive at, strickle, attain, chance on, reach, take, fall upon, score, make, off, polish off, pip, assume, mint, collide with, coin, gain, fall, walk out, impinge on, affect, run into, scratch, happen upon, stumble, slay, shine, murder, rack up, tally, impress, come across, take up, come to, expunge, come upon, light upon, discover, bump off, remove

  23. assume, take, strike, take up(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"

    Synonyms:
    require, read, usurp, hit, occupy, subscribe to, withdraw, start, lead, ingest, take on, carry, deal, assume, resume, have, hold, choose, study, learn, fill, strickle, absorb, necessitate, discover, take over, consume, fall upon, sorb, don, hire, feign, chance upon, consider, need, rent, get into, come across, pick out, chance on, aim, simulate, coin, suck, draw, expunge, contract, adopt, film, remove, demand, presume, seize on, lease, walk out, fasten on, take aim, suck in, come upon, take up, bring, use up, select, take, come to, train, drive, sham, collide with, excise, make, claim, hook on, take for granted, get, get hold of, exact, take away, pack, soak up, call for, take in, scoop, lift out, light upon, submit, convey, move, shoot, engage, imbibe, direct, charter, put on, wear, sop up, impinge on, contain, run into, seize, bear, happen upon, mint, fall, subscribe, shine, borrow, scoop up, scratch, involve, acquire, suck up, look at, postulate, accept, impress, guide, admit, attain, scoop out, arrogate, ask, affect, conduct, latch on

  24. mint, coin, strike(verb)

    form by stamping, punching, or printing

    "strike coins"; "strike a medal"

    Synonyms:
    discover, chance on, chance upon, shine, expunge, take up, fall upon, happen upon, run into, attain, move, assume, affect, impinge on, light upon, scratch, come across, impress, collide with, mint, strickle, fall, hit, take, coin, come upon, walk out, come to, excise

  25. strickle, strike(verb)

    smooth with a strickle

    "strickle the grain in the measure"

    Synonyms:
    discover, chance on, chance upon, shine, expunge, take up, fall upon, happen upon, run into, attain, move, assume, affect, impinge on, light upon, scratch, come across, impress, collide with, mint, strickle, fall, hit, take, coin, come upon, walk out, come to, excise

  26. strike(verb)

    pierce with force

    "The bullet struck her thigh"; "The icy wind struck through our coats"

    Synonyms:
    discover, chance on, chance upon, shine, expunge, take up, fall upon, coin, happen upon, run into, attain, come across, assume, affect, impinge on, light upon, scratch, impress, collide with, mint, strickle, fall, hit, take, move, come upon, walk out, come to, excise

  27. strike(verb)

    arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing

    "strike a balance"; "strike a bargain"

    Synonyms:
    discover, chance on, chance upon, shine, expunge, take up, fall upon, coin, happen upon, run into, attain, come across, assume, affect, impinge on, light upon, scratch, impress, collide with, mint, strickle, fall, hit, take, move, come upon, walk out, come to, excise

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. strike

    Strike is the word for a single blow; to beat is to strike repeatedly, as a bird beats the air with its wings. Others of the above words describe the manner of beating, as bastinado, to beat on the soles of the feet; belabor, to inflict a comprehensive and exhaustive beating; cudgel, to beat with a stick; thrash, as wheat was beaten out with the old hand-flail; to pound (akin to Latin pondus, a weight) is to beat with a heavy, and pommel with a blunt, instrument. To batter and to bruise refer to the results of beating; that is battered which is broken or defaced by repeated blows on the surface (compare synonyms for SHATTER); that is bruised which has suffered even one severe contusion. The metaphorical sense of beat, however, so far preponderates that one may be very badly bruised and battered, and yet not be said to be beaten, unless he has got the worst of the beating. To beat a combatant is to disable or dishearten him for further fighting. Hence beat becomes the synonym for every word which implies getting the advantage of another. Compare CONQUER.

    Almost all antonyms in this class are passive, and can be formed indefinitely from the conquering words by the use of the auxiliary be; as, be beaten, be defeated, be conquered, etc.

    Synonyms:
    bastinado, batter, beat, belabor, bruise, castigate, chastise, conquer, cudgel, defeat, flog, overcome, pommel, pound, scourge, smite, spank, surpass, switch, thrash, vanquish, whip, worst

    Antonyms:
    fail, fall, get the worst of, go down, go under, surrender

    Preposition:
    Beat with a stick over the head; beat by a trick; out of town; beat to the ground; into submission.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. strike

    Synonyms:
    smite, impel, give a blow to, stamp, impress, penetrate, insert, drive, lower, startle, surprise, collide, touch

    Antonyms:
    smooth, soothe, caress, pat, stroke, efface, levigate, withdraw, raise, hoist, calm, graze, escape, avoid, pass

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. strike(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    smite, beat, hit, knock, slap, bump, pound, give a blow to

  2. strike(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    cast, dash, hurl

  3. strike(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    impress, imprint, stamp, coin, mint

  4. strike(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    thrust, force, drive, impel

  5. strike(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    deal, inflict, give

  6. strike(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    cause (by a sudden impulse), produce

  7. strike(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    impress (suddenly), affect

  8. strike(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    lower (as a sail), take down, haul down

  9. strike(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    deal a blow

  10. strike(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    hit, clash, dash, collide, touch, come in contact

  11. strike(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    sound (by percussion)

  12. strike(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    dart, penetrate, pass quickly, shoot

  13. strike(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    yield, surrender, strike the flag

  14. strike(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    [Modern.] rebel, mutiny, rise, quit work (in order to extort higher wages)

  15. strike(n.)

    Synonyms:
    stroke

  16. strike(n.)

    Synonyms:
    strickle, straight-edge

  17. strike(n.)

    Synonyms:
    suspension of work (in order to extort higher wages), turn-out

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    needless, strikes, attack, walkout, hit, find, bombardment, blow, knock, bombing, shelling, achieve, hitting, raid, hits

How to pronounce strike?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say strike in sign language?

  1. strike

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