Die Übersetzung von "strike" - Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch


verb /straik/ (past tense struck /strak/, past participles struck stricken /ˈstrikən/)

to hit, knock or give a blow to

He struck me in the face with his fist
Why did you strike him?
The stone struck me a blow on the side of the head
His head struck the table as he fell
The tower of the church was struck by lightning.

to attack

The enemy troops struck at dawn
We must prevent the disease striking again.

to produce (sparks or a flame) by rubbing

faire jaillir
He struck a match/light
He struck sparks from the stone with his knife.

(of workers) to stop work as a protest, or in order to force employers to give better pay

faire grève
The men decided to strike for higher wages.

to discover or find

After months of prospecting they finally struck gold/oil
If we walk in this direction, we may strike the right path.

to (make something) sound

He struck a note on the piano/violin
The clock struck twelve.

to impress, or give a particular impression to (a person)

I was struck by the resemblance between the two men
How does the plan strike you?
It / The thought struck me that she had come to borrow money.

to mint or manufacture (a coin, medal etc).


to go in a certain direction

prendre, aller
He left the path and struck (off) across the fields.

to lower or take down (tents, flags etc).

démonter; amener
striker noun

a worker who strikes.


in football, a forward player.

striking adjective

noticeable or impressive

She is tall and striking
She wears striking clothes.
strikingly adverb

be (out) on strike

(of workers) to be striking

être en grève
The electricity workers are (out) on strike.
call a strike

(of a trade union leader etc) to ask workers to strike

lancer un ordre de grève
The teachers’ union has called a strike.
come out on strike

(of workers) to strike

se mettre en grève
The train drivers have come out on strike.
come/be within striking distance of

to come very close to.

à portée de
strike at

to attempt to strike, or aim a blow at (a person etc)

chercher à frapper
He struck at the dog with his stick.
strike an attitude / a pose

to place oneself in a particular usually rather showy pose

She struck a pose for the photograph.
strike a balance

to reach a satisfactory middle level of compromise between two undesirable extremes

trouver le juste milieu (entre)
We need to strike a balance between the quality and the price of the product.
strike a bargain/agreement

to make a bargain; to reach an agreement

conclure un marché
The union is hoping to strike a bargain with the government.
strike a blow for

to make an effort on behalf of (a cause etc)

rompre une lance pour
They’re hoping to strike a blow for women’s rights by persuading the government to change the law.
strike down

to hit or knock (a person) down

He was struck down by a car / a terrible disease.
strike dumb

to amaze

rendre qqn muet
I was struck dumb at the news.
strike fear/terror etc into

to fill (a person) with fear etc

The sound struck terror into them.
strike home

(of a blow, insult etc) to reach the place where it will hurt most.

toucher juste
strike it rich

to make a lot of money

faire fortune
He struck it rich when he invented a new type of vacuum cleaner.
strike lucky

to have good luck in a particular matter.

jouer de chance
strike out

to erase or cross out (a word etc)

He read the essay and struck out a word here and there.

to start fighting

donner un coup
He’s a man who strikes out with his fists whenever he’s angry.
strike up

to begin to play a tune etc

commencer à jouer
The band struck up (with) ‘The Red Flag’.

to begin (a friendship, conversation etc)

lier connaissance
He struck up an acquaintance with a girl on the train.

(Die Übersetzung von "strike" von PASSWORT Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)