Die Übersetzung von "strike" - Englisch-Spanisch-Wörterbuch


verb uk /straɪk/ us /strɑɪk/ present participle striking, past tense and past participle struck

B1 formal to hit someone or something

Two climbers were struck by falling rocks.
His car went out of control and struck a tree.
it strikes me that…

If it strikes you that something is true, you think of it, or that is your opinion.

tengo la impresión de que…
It strikes me that you’re working too hard.
It struck me that I’d forgotten to order the flowers.

If a thought or idea strikes you, or you are struck by it, you are suddenly aware of it.

I was struck by how pale she looked.

If a group of workers strike, they stop working for a period of time to try to force their employer to give them more money or to improve their working conditions.

ponerse en huelga
Bus drivers are threatening to strike.

If a clock strikes, a bell rings to show what the time is.

noun uk /straɪk/ us /strɑɪk/

B1 a period of time when a group of workers stop working, to try to force their employer to give them more money or to improve their working conditions

Teachers are planning to go on strike next month.

(Die Übersetzung von "strike" von Cambridge Englisch-Spanisch-Wörterbuch © Cambridge University Press)


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

to hit, knock or give a blow to

pegar, golpear
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

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

hacer huelga
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

sonar, hacer sonar, tocar
He struck a note on the piano/violin
The clock struck twelve.

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

parecer, dar la impresión
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

seguir (por)
He left the path and struck (off) across the fields.

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

striker noun

a worker who strikes.


in football/soccer, a forward player.

striking adjective

noticeable or impressive

llamativo; impresionante, sorprendente
She is tall and striking
She wears striking clothes.
strikingly adverb

de manera llamativa; de manera impresionante/sorprendente
She is strikingly beautiful.
be (out) on strike

(of workers) to be striking

estar en huelga
The electricity workers are (out) on strike.
call a strike

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

convocar una huelga
The teachers’ union has called a strike.
come out on strike

(of workers) to strike

ponerse en huelga, declarar la huelga
The train drivers have come out on strike.
come/be within striking distance of

to come very close to

ponerse/estar a mano, a un paso
He came within striking distance of winning the tournament.
strike at phrasal verb

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

tratar de pegar/golpear/asestar un golpe (a alguien)
He struck at the dog with his stick.
strike an attitude / a pose

to place oneself in a particular usually rather showy pose

adoptar una actitud/pose
She struck a pose for the photograph.
strike a balance

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

encontrar un término medio, establecer un equilibrio
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

hacer/cerrar un trato/acuerdo
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)

luchar por, partirse la espalda por
They’re hoping to strike a blow for women’s rights by persuading the government to change the law.
strike down phrasal verb

to hit or knock (a person) down

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

to amaze

dejar a uno sin habla, quedarse boquiabierto/pasmado
I was struck dumb at the news.
strike fear/terror etc into

to fill (a person) with fear etc

aterrorizar, llenar de miedo
The sound struck terror into them.
strike home

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

dar donde más duele
strike it rich

to make a lot of money

volverse rico, amasar una fortuna
He struck it rich when he invented a new type of vacuum cleaner.
strike lucky

to have good luck in a particular matter.

tener suerte
strike out phrasal verb

to erase or cross out (a word etc)

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

to start fighting

arremeter contra, empezar a repartir golpes
He’s a man who strikes out with his fists whenever he’s angry.
strike up phrasal verb

to begin to play a tune etc

empezar a tocar
The band struck up (with) ’The Red Flag’.

to begin (a friendship, conversation etc)

trabar, entablar
He struck up an acquaintance with a girl on the train.

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