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strike

noun [C] (HIT)    /straɪk/
a sudden and powerful hit or attack : Lightning conductors protect buildings and tall structures from lightning strikes. → See also strike forceHitting against objects accidentally and colliding a hard kick of a football , especially one that makes it travel a long distance : Garner scored with a 30 - yard strike in the 89th minute . a sudden , short military attack , especially one by aircraft or missiles : The United Nations has authorized the use of air strikes. The violence is unlikely to stop without military strikes against terrorist bases . Would you support a nuclear strike to bring an end to a war ? We have no intention of launching a pre-emptive strike, but we will retaliate if provoked .Attacking and invading
(Definition of strike noun (HIT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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