Translation of "strike" - English-Turkish dictionary


verb uk us /straɪk/ (past tense and past participle struck)
HIT [ T ]

B1 to hit someone or something

His car went out of control and struck a tree.
I've never heard of anyone being struck by lightning.

B2 If a thought or idea strikes you, you suddenly think of it.

birden düşünmek, şıp diye düşünüvermek, aklına gelivermek; zihninde şimşek gibi çakmak
[ + (that) ] It struck me that I'd forgotten to order the champagne.
strike sb as sth

If someone strikes you as having a particular quality, they seem to have that quality.

...gibi gelmek; ...izlenimini uyandırmak
He didn't strike me as a passionate man.

B2 to stop working for a period of time because you want more money, etc

greve gitmek, grev yapmak
Bus drivers are threatening to strike.

If something bad strikes something or someone, it affects them strongly and quickly.

çabucak ve güçlü şekilde etkile(n)mek
The hurricane struck the coast at about eight in the morning.

to attack suddenly

saldırmak, hücuma geçmek
The marines will strike at dawn.
CLOCK [ I, T ]

If a clock strikes, a bell rings to show what the time is.

(saat) çalmak, göstermek; vurmak
strike gold, oil, etc

to find a supply of gold, oil, etc in the ground

altın/petrol vb. bulmak/damarına rastlamak
strike a match

to light a match in order to produce fire

kibrit yakmak
strike a balance

to give two things the same amount of attention

denge kurmak, dengeyi sağlamak
It's important to strike a balance between spending and saving.
strike a deal

If two people strike a deal, they promise to do something for each other which will give them both an advantage.

karşılıklı iyilik yapmaya söz vermek
The book's author has struck a deal with a major film company.
→ See also strike a chord (with sb) , be struck dumb

(Translation of “strike verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)