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Translation of "strike" - English-Spanish dictionary

strike

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 atacar The enemy troops struck at dawn We must prevent the disease striking again. to produce (sparks or a flame) by rubbing encender 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 encontrar 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). acuñar 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). desmontar striker noun a worker who strikes. huelguista in football/soccer, a forward player. delantero 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.
(Definition of strike from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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