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English definition of “strike”

strike

verb [T] (FEEL/THINK)    /straɪk/ (struck, struck)
B2 to cause someone to have a feeling or idea about something: Doesn't it strike you as rather odd that he never talks about his family ? I was immediately struck by the similarities between the two murders . So how does my proposition strike you? (= What do you think of it?) [+ (that)] It strikes me (that) you'd be better off working for someone else .Affecting and influencing B2 If a thought or idea strikes you, you suddenly think of it: [+ that] It's just struck me that I still owe you for the concert tickets . Sitting at her desk , she was struck by the thought that there had to be something more to life .Thinking and contemplating
(Definition of strike verb (FEEL/THINK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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