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striking

 
Adjective striking has 2 senses
  1. dramatic, spectacular, striking - sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect; "a dramatic sunset"; "a dramatic pause"; "a spectacular display of northern lights"; "it was a spectacular play"; "his striking good looks always created a sensation"
    Antonym: unimpressive (indirect, via impressive)
  2. outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, striking - having a quality that thrusts itself into attention; "an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"; "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"; "salient traits"; "a spectacular rise in prices"; "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"; "a striking resemblance between parent and child"
    Antonyms: inconspicuous, invisible (indirect, via conspicuous)
Noun striking has 2 senses
  1. contact, impinging, striking - the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"
    --1 is a kind of happening, occurrence, natural event
    --1 has particulars:
     collision, hit; engagement, mesh, meshing, interlocking; flick; impact; touch, touching
    Derived form: verb strike1
  2. hit, hitting, striking - the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
    --2 is a kind of touch, touching
    --2 has particulars:
     contusion; crash, smash; bunt; fly, fly ball; grounder, ground ball, groundball, hopper; header; scorcher, screamer; plunk, plunker
    Derived form: verb strike2
Verb strike has 21 senses
  1. hit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide with - hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"
    --1 is one way to touch
    Derived forms: noun strike4, noun striker4, noun striker5, noun striking1
    Sample sentence:
    The car strikes the tree
  2. strike - deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead"
    --2 is one way to
    touch
    Derived forms: noun strike4, noun striker4, noun striker5, noun striking2
    Sample sentence:
    The fighter managed to strike his opponent
  3. affect, impress, move, strike - have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
    Sample sentences:
    The bad news will strike him
    The good news will strike her
  4. strike, hit - make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target; "The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939"; "We must strike the enemy's oil fields"; "in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2"
    --4 is one way to attack, assail
    Derived forms: noun strike3, noun strike2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  5. strike - indicate (a certain time) by striking; "The clock struck midnight"; "Just when I entered, the clock struck"
    --5 is one way to
    read, register, show, record
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  6. hit, strike - affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely; "We were hit by really bad weather"; "He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager"; "The earthquake struck at midnight"
    --6 is one way to affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
    => Somebody ----s PP
  7. strike, walk out - stop work in order to press demands; "The auto workers are striking for higher wages"; "The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met"
    --7 is one way to protest, resist, dissent
    Derived forms: noun strike1, noun striker3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  8. fall, shine, strike - touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; "Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears"
    --8 is one way to happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  9. come to, strike - attain; "The horse finally struck a pace"
    --9 is one way to achieve, accomplish, attain, reach
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  10. strike, hit - produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically; "The pianist strikes a middle C"; "strike `z' on the keyboard"; "her comments struck a sour note"
    --10 is one way to touch
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  11. strike - cause to form between electrodes of an arc lamp; "strike an arc"
    --11 is one way to
    shape, form
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  12. fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain, discover - find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"
    --12 is one way to find, regain
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  13. strike - produce by ignition or a blow; "strike fire from the flintstone"; "strike a match"
    --13 is one way to
    make, create
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  14. strike, expunge, excise - remove by erasing or crossing out; "Please strike this remark from the record"
    --14 is one way to delete, cancel
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  15. hit, strike, come to - cause to experience suddenly; "Panic struck me"; "An interesting idea hit her"; "A thought came to me"; "The thought struck terror in our minds"; "They were struck with fear"
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s somebody
  16. hit, strike - drive something violently into a location; "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling"
    --16 is one way to move, displace
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  17. assume, take, strike, take up - occupy or take on; "He assumes the lotus position"; "She took her seat on the stage"; "We took our seats in the orchestra"; "She took up her position behind the tree"; "strike a pose"
    --17 is one way to move
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  18. mint, coin, strike - form by stamping, punching, or printing; "strike coins"; "strike a medal"
    --18 is one way to create from raw material, create from raw stuff
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  19. strickle, strike - smooth with a strickle; "strickle the grain in the measure"
    --19 is one way to flush, level, even out, even
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  20. strike - pierce with force; "The bullet struck her thigh"; "The icy wind struck through our coats"
    --20 is one way to
    penetrate, perforate
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Something ----s something
  21. strike - arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing; "strike a balance"; "strike a bargain"
    --21 is one way to
    solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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