Definition To strike

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Definition

to strike: to hit, to punch
verb
Don't confuse it with to go on strike which is when workers refuse to work until their employers meet their demands.

This is an irregular verb:
I strike / I struck / I have struck or stricken

stricken (with): inflicted, hit (with); affected (by)
adjective
The entire country is stricken with poverty. There is a lot of poverty in all of the country.
Her face was stricken with guilt. She looked very guilty.
Even though Bruno Delavigne is stricken with anosmia, he is still able to run a perfume business.

Pronunciation examples
UK: I cried when I saw the man strike his dog. It struck me as very cruel.
US: Rachel comes from a poverty-stricken country.

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