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Spanish translation of “strike”


verb /straik/ (past tense struck /strak/, past participles struck stricken /ˈstrikən/)
to hit, knock or give a blow to 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 The enemy troops struck at dawn We must prevent the disease striking again. to produce (sparks or a flame) by rubbing 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 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) 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). 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). striker noun a worker who strikes. in football, a forward player. striking adjective noticeable or impressive She is tall and striking She wears striking clothes. strikingly adverb be (out) on strike (of workers) to be striking The electricity workers are (out) on strike. call a strike (of a trade union leader etc) to ask workers to strike The teachersunion has called a strike. come out on strike (of workers) to strike The train drivers have come out on strike. come/be within striking distance of to come very close to. strike at 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 She struck a pose for the photograph. strike a balance to reach a satisfactory middle level of compromise between two undesirable extremes 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 to hit or knock (a person) down 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 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 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 to erase or cross out (a word etc) 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 to begin to play a tune etc The band struck up (with) ‘The Red Flag’. to begin (a friendship, conversation etc) 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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