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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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