Synonyms of strike in English:

strike


See definition of strike

verb

1‘the teacher actually struck and hurt Mary’

SYNONYMS

hit, slap, smack, beat, thrash, spank, thump, thwack, punch, cuff, crack, swat, knock, rap

pummel, pound, batter, pelt, welt, assault, box someone's ears

cane, lash, whip, club, cudgel

NZ Australian informal quilt

informal clout, wallop, belt, whack, bash, clobber, bop, biff, sock, deck, slug, plug, knock about, knock around, knock into the middle of next week, lay into, do over, rough up

literary smite

2‘at seven sharp he struck the gong’

SYNONYMS

bang, beat, hit, pound

informal bash, wallop

3‘the stolen car struck a tree’

SYNONYMS

crash into, collide with, be in collision with, hit, run into, knock into, bang into, bump into, smash into, slam into, crack against, crack into, dash against

North American impact

4‘Jennifer struck the ball into the back of the net’

SYNONYMS

hit, drive, propel, force

informal clout, wallop, slam, swipe, welly

British informal welly

5‘he struck a match and lit the oil lamp’

SYNONYMS

ignite, light

ANTONYMS

extinguish

6‘she was counting the day's takings when the killer struck’

SYNONYMS

attack, make an assault, make an attack, set upon someone, fall on someone, assault someone

7‘the disease is striking 3,000 people a year’

SYNONYMS

affect, afflict, attack, hit, come upon, smite

8‘democratic societies must strike a balance between order and freedom’

SYNONYMS

achieve, reach, arrive at, find, attain, effect, establish

9‘we have struck a satisfactory bargain’

SYNONYMS

agree, agree on, come to an agreement on, settle on, sign, endorse, ratify, sanction

informal clinch

10‘the picture showed him striking a heroic pose’

SYNONYMS

assume, adopt, take on, take up, affect, feign, put on

North American informal cop

11‘the engineers had struck oil’

SYNONYMS

discover, find, come upon, light on, chance on, happen on, stumble across, stumble on, unearth, uncover, turn up

12‘a thought suddenly struck her’

SYNONYMS

occur to, come to, dawn on one, hit

come to mind, spring to mind, enter one's head, present itself, come into one's consciousness

13‘you strike me as an intelligent young woman’

SYNONYMS

seem to, appear to, look to

give someone the impression of being

impress, affect, have an impact on

14‘our drivers are striking and demanding guarantees of their safety’

SYNONYMS

take industrial action, go on strike, down tools, walk out, work to rule

mutiny, rebel, revolt

15‘they are about to strike the big tent’

SYNONYMS

take down, pull down, bring down

take apart

ANTONYMS

pitch

16‘Lord Bridport struck his flag’

SYNONYMS

lower, take down, let down, bring down

ANTONYMS

hoist

17‘he ordered the driver to strike south towards the Thames’

SYNONYMS

go, make one's way, set out, head, direct one's footsteps, move towards


noun

1‘staff held a 48-hour strike’

SYNONYMS

industrial action, walkout

2‘an imminent military strike’

SYNONYMS

attack, air strike, air attack, assault, bombing, blitz

3‘a lucky strike in 1848 gave rise to the term ‘gold rush’’

SYNONYMS

find, discovery, unearthing, uncovering


Phrases

    strike back

      ‘the mayor struck back, threatening to sue’

      SYNONYMS

      fight back, retaliate, hit back, respond, react, reply, reciprocate, counterattack, return fire, return the compliment, put up a fight, take the bait, rise to the bait, return like for like, get back at someone, get, give tit for tat, give as good as one gets, let someone see how it feels, give someone a dose of their own medicine, give someone a taste of their own medicine

      get one's revenge, have one's revenge, take one's revenge, exact revenge, take revenge, wreak revenge, be revenged, revenge oneself, avenge oneself, take reprisals, get even, even the score, settle a score, settle the score, settle accounts, pay someone back, pay someone back in their own coin, pay someone out, repay someone, exact retribution, take an eye for an eye, take an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth

      informal

      give someone their comeuppance

      British informal

      get one's own back

      rare

      give someone a Roland for an Oliver

    strike something out

      SYNONYMS

      delete, cross out, erase, rub out, obliterate

    strike something up

      1‘the accompanist struck up ‘Land of Hope and Glory’’

      SYNONYMS

      begin to play, start to play, begin playing, commence playing, start playing, embark on

      2‘we struck up a friendship’

      SYNONYMS

      begin, start, embark on, set going, initiate, instigate, establish

      formal

      commence