- 1. contact, impinging, striking, happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event
- usage: the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"
- 2. hit, hitting, striking, touch, touching
- usage: the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
- 1. strike, touch
- usage: 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. affect, impress, move, strike
- usage: have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
- 3. hit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide with, touch
- usage: hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"
- 4. strike, hit, attack, assail
- usage: 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"
- 5. strike, read, register, show, record
- usage: indicate (a certain time) by striking; "The clock struck midnight"; "Just when I entered, the clock struck"
- 6. hit, strike, affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch
- usage: 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"
- 7. strike, walk out, protest, resist, dissent
- usage: 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"
- 8. fall, shine, strike, happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
- usage: 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"
- 9. come to, strike, achieve, accomplish, attain, reach
- usage: attain; "The horse finally struck a pace"
- 10. strike, hit, touch
- usage: 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"
- 11. strike, shape, form
- usage: cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp; "strike an arc"
- 12. fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain, discover, find, regain
- usage: find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"
- 13. strike, make, create
- usage: produce by ignition or a blow; "strike fire from the flintstone"; "strike a match"
- 14. strike, scratch, expunge, excise, delete, cancel
- usage: remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark"
- 15. hit, strike, come to
- usage: 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"
- 16. hit, strike, move, displace
- usage: drive something violently into a location; "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling"
- 17. assume, take, strike, take up, move
- usage: 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"
- 18. mint, coin, strike, create from raw material, create from raw stuff
- usage: form by stamping, punching, or printing; "strike coins"; "strike a medal"
- 19. strickle, strike, flush, level, even out, even
- usage: smooth with a strickle; "strickle the grain in the measure"
- 20. strike, penetrate, perforate
- usage: pierce with force; "The bullet struck her thigh"; "The icy wind struck through our coats"
- 21. strike, solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work
- usage: arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing; "strike a balance"; "strike a bargain"
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- 1. dramatic, spectacular, striking, impressive (vs. unimpressive)
- usage: 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"
- 2. outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, striking, conspicuous (vs. inconspicuous)
- usage: 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"
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