strike on/upon

strike on/upon
strike on/upon [phrasal verb]
1 strike on/upon (something) not used in progressive tenses : to find or discover (something) especially suddenly

He struck on an idea for his novel.

They struck upon a salt mine.

2 be struck on Brit, informal : to like or be impressed by (someone or something) very much

He was quite struck on her.

She seems to be very struck on herself. [=stuck on herself]

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Main Entry:strike

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  • strike — ► VERB (past and past part. struck) 1) deliver a blow to. 2) come into forcible contact with. 3) (in sport) hit or kick (a ball) so as to score a run, point, or goal. 4) ignite (a match) by rubbing it briskly against an abrasive surface. 5) (of a …   English terms dictionary

  • strike — strike1 W3S3 [straık] v past tense and past participle struck [strʌk] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(hit)¦ 2¦(hit with hand/weapon etc)¦ 3¦(thought/idea)¦ 4 strike somebody as (being) something 5¦(stop work)¦ 6¦(attack)¦ 7¦(harm)¦ 8¦(something bad happens)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • strike — strike1 [ straık ] (past tense and past participle struck [ strʌk ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 hit against ▸ 2 hit with hand, etc. ▸ 3 make violent attack ▸ 4 protest by not working ▸ 5 affect someone/something suddenly ▸ 6 when you think something ▸ 7 press …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • strike on — phrasal verb strike on or strike upon Word forms strike on : present tense I/you/we/they strike on he/she/it strikes on present participle striking on past tense struck on past participle struck on 1) strike on/upon something [transitive] to find …   English dictionary

  • strike — 1 /straIk/ verb past tense and past participle struck /str k/ THINK/NOTICE 1 (transitive not in progressive) if a thought or idea strikes you, you suddenly realize that it is important, interesting, surprising, bad etc: The funny side of the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • strike — verb (past and past participle struck strʌk) 1》 deliver a blow to.     ↘accidentally hit (a part of one s body) against something.     ↘come into forcible contact with.     ↘(in sporting contexts) hit or kick (a ball).     ↘ignite (a match) by… …   English new terms dictionary

  • strike down — verb a) to cause to suddenly die And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee. b) to knock… …   Wiktionary

  • strike — [strīk] vt. struck, struck or occas. (but for vt. 11 commonly and for vt. 8 & 15 usually) stricken, striking, [ME striken, to proceed, flow, strike with rod or sword < OE strican, to go, proceed, advance, akin to Ger streichen < IE * streig …   English World dictionary

  • Strike — Strike, v. t. [imp. {Struck}; p. p. {Struck}, {Stricken}({Stroock}, {Strucken}, Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Striking}. Struck is more commonly used in the p. p. than stricken.] [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. str[=i]can to go, proceed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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