November 01, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
strike /ˈstraɪk/ noun
strike
/ˈstraɪk/
noun

plural strikes

The workers are on strike.
The workers are on strike.
Learner's definition of STRIKE

1 : a period of time when workers stop work in order to force an employer to agree to their demands

[count]

  • a teachers' strike

  • a strike by airline pilots

[noncount]

  • The workers are on strike.

  • Workers are threatening to go (out) on strike. = (Brit) Workers are threatening to come out on strike.

  • Workers threatened to take strike action.

2 [count] : a military attack

  • The allies have launched several strikes.

  • an air strike [=an attack by aircraft]

3 [count] : the act of hitting something with force

  • The forest fire was caused by a lightning strike. [=was caused when something on the ground was hit/struck by lightning]

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