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,Milton.
She strikes a universal peace through sea and land.
12. To cause to ignite; as, to strike a match.
13. To make and ratify; as, to strike a bargain.
Probably borrowed from the L. fdus 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. (c) To separate by a blow or any sudden action; as, to strike
off what is superfluous or corrupt. To strike oil, to find petroleum when boring for it; figuratively, to
make a lucky hit financially. [Slang, U.S.] To strike one luck, to shake hands with one and wish
good luck. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. To strike out. (a) To produce by collision; to force out, as, to strike
out sparks with steel. (b) To blot out; to efface; to erase. "To methodize is as necessary as to strike
out." Pope. (c) To form by a quick effort; to devise; to invent; to contrive, as, to strike out a new plan of
finance. (d) (Baseball) To cause a player to strike out; said of the pitcher. See To strike out, under