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English definition of “strike”

strike

verb [I/T] (STOP WORK)   /strɑɪk/ (past tense and past participle struck  /strʌk/)
social studies to refuse to continue working because workers or their labor union (= employeesorganization ) cannot come to an agreement with an employer over pay or other conditions of the job : [I] Flight attendants are threatening to strike to get more flexible schedules .
(Definition of strike verb (STOP WORK) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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