Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (n) contact, impinging, striking (the physical coming together of two or more things) "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"
- S: (n) 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"
- S: (v) 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"
- S: (v) affect, impress, move, strike (have an emotional or cognitive impact upon) "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"; "he was dumb-struck by the news"; "her comments struck a sour note"
- S: (v) 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"
- S: (v) 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"
- S: (v) strike (indicate (a certain time) by striking) "The clock struck midnight"; "Just when I entered, the clock struck"
- S: (v) 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"
- S: (v) 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"
- S: (v) 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"
- S: (v) come to, strike (attain) "The horse finally struck a pace"
- S: (v) strike, hit (produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments) "The pianist strikes a middle C"; "strike `z' on the keyboard"
- S: (v) strike (cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp) "strike an arc"
- S: (v) 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"
- S: (v) strike (produce by ignition or a blow) "strike fire from the flintstone"; "strike a match"
- S: (v) strike, scratch, expunge, excise (remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line) "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark"
- S: (v) 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"
- S: (v) hit, strike (drive something violently into a location) "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling"
- S: (v) 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"
- S: (v) strike (disassemble a temporary structure, such as a tent or a theatrical set) "after the show, we'll have to strike the set and pack up"
- S: (v) mint, coin, strike (form by stamping, punching, or printing) "strike coins"; "strike a medal"
- S: (v) strickle, strike (smooth with a strickle) "strickle the grain in the measure"
- S: (v) strike (pierce with force) "The bullet struck her thigh"; "The icy wind struck through our coats"
- S: (v) strike (arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing) "strike a balance"; "strike a bargain"
- S: (adj) 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"
- S: (adj) 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"