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To stick upon
To stir up a hornet's nest
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Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Strike Strike, v. t. [imp. Struck; p. p. Struck, Stricken(Stroock, Strucken, Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Striking. Struck is more commonly used in the p. p. than stricken.] [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. str[=i]can to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. str[=i]hhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.] 1. To touch or hit with some force, either with the hand or with an instrument; to smite; to give a blow to, either with the hand or with any instrument or missile. He at Philippi kept His sword e'en like a dancer; while I struck The lean and wrinkled Cassius. --Shak. 2. To come in collision with; to strike against; as, a bullet struck him; the wave struck the boat amidships; the ship struck a reef. 3. To give, as a blow; to impel, as with a blow; to give a force to; to dash; to cast. They shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two sideposts. --Ex. xii. 7. Who would be free, themselves must strike the blow. --Byron. 4. To stamp or impress with a stroke; to coin; as, to strike coin from metal: to strike dollars at the mint. 5. To thrust in; to cause to enter or penetrate; to set in the earth; as, a tree strikes its roots deep. 6. To punish; to afflict; to smite. To punish the just is not good, nor strike princes for equity. --Prov. xvii. 26. 7. To cause to sound by one or more beats; to indicate or notify by audible strokes; as, the clock strikes twelve; the drums strike up a march. 8. To lower; to let or take down; to remove; as, to strike sail; to strike a flag or an ensign, as in token of surrender; to strike a yard or a topmast in a gale; to strike a tent; to strike the centering of an arch. 9. To make a sudden impression upon, as by a blow; to affect sensibly with some strong emotion; as, to strike the mind, with surprise; to strike one with wonder, alarm, dread, or horror. Nice works of art strike and surprise us most on the first view. --Atterbury. They please as beauties, here as wonders strike. --Pope. 10. To affect in some particular manner by a sudden impression or impulse; as, the plan proposed strikes me favorably; to strike one dead or blind. How often has stricken you dumb with his irony! --Landor. 11. To cause or produce by a stroke, or suddenly, as by a stroke; as, to strike a light. Waving wide her myrtle wand, She strikes a universal peace through sea and land. --Milton. 12. To cause to ignite; as, to strike a match. 13. To make and ratify; as, to strike a bargain. Note: Probably borrowed from the L. f[oe]dus ferrire, to strike a compact, so called because an animal was struck and killed as a sacrifice on such occasions. 14. To take forcibly or fraudulently; as, to strike money. [Old Slang] 15. To level, as a measure of grain, salt, or the like, by scraping off with a straight instrument what is above the level of the top. 16. (Masonry) To cut off, as a mortar joint, even with the face of the wall, or inward at a slight angle. 17. To hit upon, or light upon, suddenly; as, my eye struck a strange word; they soon struck the trail. 18. To borrow money of; to make a demand upon; as, he struck a friend for five dollars. [Slang] 19. To lade into a cooler, as a liquor. --B. Edwards. 20. To stroke or pass lightly; to wave. Behold, I thought, He will . . . strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper. --2 Kings v. 11. 21. To advance; to cause to go forward; -- used only in past participle. ``Well struck in years.'' --Shak. To strike an attitude, To strike a balance. See under Attitude, and Balance. To strike a jury (Law), to constitute a special jury ordered by a court, by each party striking out a certain number of names from a prepared list of jurors, so as to reduce it to the number of persons required by law. --Burrill. To strike a lead. (a) (Mining) To find a vein of ore. (b) Fig.: To find a way to fortune. [Colloq.] To strike a ledger, or an account, to balance it. To strike hands with. (a) To shake hands with. --Halliwell. (b) To make a compact or agreement with; to agree with. To strike off. (a) To erase from an account; to deduct; as, to strike off the interest of a debt. (b) (Print.) To impress; to print; as, to strike off a thousand copies of a book.



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