Translation of strike in Spanish:


pegarle a, v.

Pronunciation /straɪk/ /strʌɪk/

See Spanish definition of atacar

transitive verb struck, struck

  • 1

    • 1.1(hit)

      (person) pegarle a
      (person) golpear
      (blow) dar
      (blow) pegar
      (key) pulsar
      he struck the child on the face le pegó al niño en la cara
      • who struck the first blow? ¿quién dio / pegó el primer golpe?
      • to strike sb a blow darle un golpe a algn
      • he struck me a blow on the head me dio un golpe / me golpeó en la cabeza
      • strike the keys evenly pulse las teclas uniformemente
      • he struck his fist on the table / he struck the table with his fist golpeó la mesa con el puño

    • 1.2(collide with, fall on)

      (wall/tree/vehicle) chocar contra
      (wall/tree/vehicle) dar contra
      (wall/tree/stone/ball) pegar contra
      (wall/tree/stone/ball) dar contra
      (wall/tree/lightning/bullet) alcanzar
      the ship struck a rock el barco chocó / dio contra una roca
      • I struck my head on the beam me di (un golpe) en la cabeza contra la viga
      • the tree was struck by lightning el árbol fue alcanzado por un rayo
      • he was struck by a bullet fue alcanzado por una bala
      • a dull moan struck her ear un gemido apagado llegó hasta sus oídos

  • 2

    • 2.1(attack)

      (troops/bombers) atacar
      (eagle/tiger) atacar
      (eagle/tiger) caer sobre

    • 2.2(afflict)

      her death struck me hard su muerte fue un gran golpe para mí
      • they were struck with remorse se llenaron de remordimiento
      • I was struck with astonishment me quedé paralizado de asombro
      • Since 1900, moderately damaging earthquakes have struck the seismic zone every few decades.
      • The infectious disease struck eight of her family members, taking the lives of her mother and father.
      • From your extensive music collection, what five CDs would you save in the event of some natural disaster striking your home?
      • Severe drought and other natural disasters struck the country in 1997-98, possibly as a result of the effects of El Niño.
      • A major earthquake has struck Tokyo about every 75 years for the past several centuries.
      • The Wroughton-based appeal has collected and distributed hundreds of palettes of aid to disaster struck areas since the tsunami hit on December 26.
      • However disaster struck Messina on 28 December 1908 when an earthquake almost totally destroyed the city.
      • The family lost their sheep in a cull in April 2001 and by May the disease struck the dairy herd, forcing the family to think hard about the future.
      • In up to 20 per cent of cases a cause will not be found, while a handful of patients are struck by the disease due to a variety of rare triggers.
      • Farming wasn't an easy way to make a living 10 years ago, and when foot-and-mouth disease struck the countryside last year, it only got worse.
      • Disaster struck the region in 2002, when unprecedented rainfall destroyed much of the harvest.
      • As the clock inched towards midnight a storm struck the island marooning everyone there.
      • After hail or storm disaster strikes your fields, replanting a grain crop may be nearly impossible due to herbicide carryover or the late planting date.
      • He said the disease had struck his farm two months previously and very soon afterwards no rabbits were spotted.
      • During that period, 57 hurricanes struck the United States, including 21 major storms.
      • Unlike many of nature's deadly forces, earthquakes almost always strike without warning.
      • On 1 June 2001, tragedy struck at the heart of the country.
      • This is the second time in two weeks that fire struck the church.
      • After the fire that struck the theatre this past summer, things have been more difficult and the theatre was forced to move.
      • Then drought and famine struck the community, bringing with it related social and nutritional problems.

  • 3

    • 3.1(cause to become)

      to strike sb blind/dumb dejar ciego/mudo a algn
      • I was struck dumb when I saw what she'd done me quedé muda / sin habla cuando vi lo que había hecho
      • to strike sb dead matar a algn
      • She finds it easy to talk to the strangers she meets in her restless wanderings, knowing nothing about them and caring less, but she is struck dumb in the face of her mute daughter.
      • Before I am struck dumb by incredulity, you might like to know that this test was carried out in the name of research into the theory that women sniff out ideal mates.
      • Enter the Jaya Marthanda gates and you are struck dumb by the perfect proportions and sweep of the palace, though you may be visiting it for the 20th time.
      • But there are times when I am struck dumb, either because I am extremely uncomfortable or because, unusually, I have nothing to say.
      • The Prime Minister was struck dumb and probably deaf.
      • I am struck dumb by ali nazik kebabi, a most delicious puréed eggplant.
      • Jack Vettriano is not an artist whose work does anything for me, but I don't dislike it so much that it strikes me dumb.
      • This time, however, she was struck dumb and didn't do anything.
      • He was struck dumb by the horror before his eyes.
      • She was struck dumb and he walked past her carefully to call her sister.
      • I raised my eyes, and instead of greeting the crowd with some random remark, I was struck dumb.
      • Yet we're struck dumb or rely on trite explanations when pushed to elaborate.
      • My mother was struck dumb as I had been and said nothing as the women glared at her.
      • Occasionally one of my patients is ensnared by one of these superior medical systems and I am struck dumb by the interventions done in the name of quality of care.
      • And when I finally did figure out what he had said, I was struck dumb with shock, and I felt my face slowly infuse with heat.
      • The communities were safe again, but he was struck dumb with realization.
      • The guy stands up slowly and for the second time that day, I am struck dumb by the sight of an Adonis.
      • Among the lots was a bosun's whistle given to the widow of a passenger to enable her to communicate after she was struck dumb from grief at losing her husband.
      • Say those three words in front of me and I would be struck dumb.
      • For a while everyone was struck dumb with amazement.

    • 3.2(introduce)

      it struck doubt into their minds los hizo dudar
      • We received a press release this morning which struck such fear into our hearts we decided that we had to let you, the innocent public, know of its existence as quickly as possible, in order to avoid mass panic.
      • But it was the highest level since Tokyo began keeping track in 1953, and struck a deep chill into the hearts of many Japanese.
      • Well, I think this probably struck a little fear into the heart of the regime.
      • To this day nobody has any idea who he was but he struck a certain terror into the city and an interest.
      • They don't, however, strike much fear into young Cubans, who erupted into laughter as soon as I mentioned them.
      • And, of course, there was our defensive line, the one that struck such terror into opponents that it became known as ‘the Fearsome Foursome’.
      • Digging up an old Mafia stereotype always struck the fear into them, thought the Don.
      • Even the situation with Morgan LeFay had not struck such terror into the creature.
      • It is the memory of this horrendous episode that has struck such fear into the inhabitants of Freetown today.
      • That name struck a chill into his bones, though he had been there countless times in the past.
      • He was a pirate who struck a deep loathing into the heart of every enemy.
      • He is promising ‘changes’ the likes of which are likely striking fears into the hearts of the present team.
      • I'm always annoyed that his gold medal haul strikes such awe into people.
      • She strikes a certain fear into my heart, as if she knows something we don't.
      • When placed together, the words ‘world premiere‘and ‘opera‘can strike a chill into a music lover.

  • 4

    • 4.1(occur to)

      (+ me/te/le etc) ocurrirse
      an awful thought struck me se me ocurrió algo terrible
      • it strikes me (that) … me da la impresión de que …
      • inspiration struck me in the shower me vino la inspiración en la ducha
      • the funny side of the situation struck me afterwards más tarde le pude ver el lado cómico a la situación

    • 4.2(impress)

      parecerle a
      how did she strike you? ¿qué impresión te causó?
      • it strikes me as odd me parece raro
      • she struck Paul as lazy a Paul le dio la impresión de ser perezosa

  • 5

    • 5.1

      (oil/gold/uranium) encontrar
      (oil/gold/uranium) dar con
      later we struck the right path luego dimos con el buen camino

    • 5.2

      (trouble/obstacle) tropezar con
      (trouble/obstacle) encontrar
      you have struck a bad week for weather te ha tocado una semana de mal tiempo

  • 6

    • 6.1

      (match/light) encender
      (match/light) prender
      to strike sparks echar chispas

    • 6.2

      (coin/medal) acuñar

  • 7

    • 7.1Music

      (note) dar
      (chord) tocar

    • 7.2

      (clock) dar
      the clock has just struck the hour/five (o'clock) el reloj acaba de dar la hora/las cinco

  • 8

    (pose/attitude) adoptar
  • 9

    (take down)
    (sail/flag) arriar
    (tent) desmontar
    to strike camp levantar el campamento
    • to strike the set desmontar los decorados
  • 10

    → see also strike off
    the remark was struck from / out of the transcript el comentario se suprimió de la transcripción
    • his name was struck off the register se borró su nombre del registro
  • 11

    (insert, plant)
    (cutting) plantar
    (roots) echar

intransitive verb struck, struck

  • 1

    (person) golpear
    (person) asestar un golpe
    (lightning) caer
    he collapsed as the bullet struck se desplomó al ser alcanzado por la bala
    • he always strikes with deadly accuracy sus golpes son siempre tremendamente certeros
    • to strike lucky tener un golpe de suerte
  • 2

    • 2.1(attack)

      (bombers/commandos) atacar
      (snake/tiger) atacar
      (snake/tiger) caer sobre su presa
      (police) intervenir
      (police) actuar
      to strike at sth/sb atacar algo/a algn

      • she struck at him with a knife
      he stood, sword in hand, poised to strike esperaba, espada en mano, listo para atacar
      • Banks struck in the seventh minute Banks marcó en el séptimo minuto

    • 2.2(happen suddenly)

      (illness/misfortune) sobrevenir
      (disaster) ocurrir
      then inspiration struck entonces me inspiré (or nos inspiramos etc.)

  • 3

    (withdraw labor)
    hacer huelga
    declararse en huelga
    declararse en paro mainly Latin America
    they're threatening to strike amenazan con ir a la huelga
    • to strike for higher pay hacer huelga por reivindicaciones salariales
    • they were striking in sympathy with the miners estaban en / de huelga en solidaridad con los mineros
  • 4

    • 4.1(move)

      we struck across country enfilamos / nos dirigimos campo a través
      • to strike (off) left/right dirigirse / enfilar a la izquierda/derecha

    • 4.2(penetrate)

      (sun/light) penetrar

  • 5

    (clock) dar la hora
    two o'clock struck dieron las dos
  • 6

    (plant/seed) echar raíces
    (plant/seed) arraigar
  • 7

    (match) encenderse
    (match) prender
  • 8

    (fish) picar


  • 1

    huelga feminine
    paro masculine mainly Latin America
    to be on strike estar en / de huelga
    • to call a strike convocar una huelga
    • to come out / go (out) on strike ir a la huelga
    • to break a strike boicotear una huelga
    • official/unofficial strike huelga oficial/no oficial
    • general/selective strike huelga general/parcial
    • hunger strike huelga de hambre
    • to take strike action ir a la huelga
    • strike ballot / vote votación de huelga
    • strike fund fondo de resistencia
    • It is a slap in the face for those employees who went on strike for better pay.
    • Eight months after the Conservatives were elected in Ontario, provincial employees went on strike for the first time ever.
    • Taxi drivers and shop owners went on strike yesterday to protest what the opposition says was widespread rigging of the elections.
    • And we have to look at going beyond one-day strikes which the employers can hope to ride out.
    • In Lahore again 4,000 railway employees also went on strike.
    • Trains, planes, schools, even opera houses faced disruption yesterday as millions of Italians went on strike to protest reforms of the pensions system.
    • The bulk of the protests were collective: strikes, bandhs, processions, boycotts and dharnas.
    • However, student protests and strikes by government employees show that people are still unhappy with Benin's weak economy.
    • In 1956 Polish workers went on strike to protest against food shortages and other restrictions.
    • The one-day strike was to protest the wave of budget cutbacks that have degraded medical care.
    • An employer has to pay his employees wages during a strike and cannot lock them out.
    • Under the agreement, protests and strikes by public employees would be outlawed.
    • In 1973, when unions went on strike to protest falling real wages, the government outlawed strikes and imposed fines and prison sentences.
    • Thousands of learner drivers across the country were left disappointed yesterday as examiners went on strike over pay.
    • His beat ranged as far as Broken Hill, where he was the union's man on the spot when railway workers went on strike for the first time since the great strike of 1917.
    • On 3rd January this year, union members went on strike when negotiations over pay and conditions broke down.
    • Doctors went on strike, and people protested in the streets in numbers not seen since the war.
    • In 2000 workers protested and went on strike against the threat of job cuts.
    • Over the last year, hospital workers from all sectors have been engaged in strikes and protests over pay and conditions.
    • This is now the longest strike at this plant in more than a decade.
  • 2

    descubrimiento masculine
    a lucky strike un golpe de suerte
    • The data is used to test a range of hypotheses about the correlates of mining strikes.
    • The museum is located in Mariposa, which had some of the Gold Country's richest strikes.
    • Tracey and Pete went out looking for any signs of a gold strike or something, anything of value in the land.
    • She moved to San Francisco, then followed the silver rush to Nevada and the gold strike of the Cassiar area of Alaska.
    • At Nashville we all felt we were in the gold fields and no one seemed to have made a strike.
  • 3

    ataque masculine
    • Now, he has added the threat of preemptive military strikes.
    • The reader is led to believe that Stalin oriented his military commanders toward a preemptive strike by the Red Army.
    • Are we to understand that they, also, are entitled to launch massive military strikes against their attackers?
    • While they do want an attack, a military strike, they're saying don't rush into it.
    • No other country in the world has given such unqualified support to America's new policy of pre-emptive military strikes.
    • And of course, his record on preemptive military strikes is not exactly stellar either.
    • Give us your perspective, what it would mean for the U.S. to launch military strikes against any of those countries?
    • He appealed to Britain and the US to abandon threats of a military strike.
    • This will be vital to the decision on whether to launch a military strike.
    • The doctrine invites abuse because it offers no criteria by which to judge a threat justifying a preemptive strike.
    • Strictly speaking, it is wrong to call this attack a preemptive strike.
    • They proved that a preemptive strike could delay an enemy's preparation for war for years.
    • However, none of the above is sufficient justification for a preemptive military strike.
    • If they don't stop this process, should the U.S. consider a military preemptive strike?
    • For these types of organizations and situations, military strikes and police actions are useful.
    • Combat helicopters should act from ambushes by delivering strikes at tanks and other armored objects.
    • The extent of protection from a nuclear strike at their silos was considerably improved.
    • With the door open to so many options, hawks and hard-liners of many stripes have been arguing for a wide range of punitive military strikes.
    • Rather than talk about military strikes, the United States should put its full weight behind this process.
    • Washington has declined to rule out military strikes.
  • 4

    • 4.1(in bowling)

      pleno masculine
      chuza feminine Mexico
      • I needed three strikes to win, and I threw three good balls and got strikes.
      • No one throws a strike every ball, which is why filling frames is very important.
      • Throwing strikes is great because you knock down all 10 pins and don't have to shoot a spare.
      • More than two dozen bowlers have started a game with 11 strikes, but for various reasons, tossed a channel ball or fouled to finish with 290.
      • In a three-game match, I always have fewer than 10 strikes, catch a few splits, and the night is lost.
      • Carol had to get two strikes and a good count on her fill ball in the 10th frame to win the tournament.
      • Because I have a heavy ball roll, I can often roll a strike with a light hit.
      • I struck on my first ball to clinch the title and then added two more strikes.
      • But instead of going in the gutter, the ball hooked into the pocket for a strike.
      • It would have been nice to get my first win, but I just wasn't getting the strikes.
      • Healey began the game with three consecutive strikes before leaving the 10-pin standing in the 4th frame.
      • He didn't, throwing four consecutive strikes to take the early lead.
      • Couch finished with four strikes and a spare to lock up the win.
      • Duke alternated strikes and spares over the first five frames before striking in the 6th for a double.
      • With nine strikes to open the game, Wiseman stepped up in the 10th having already won the trophy.
      • It's a weird feeling to throw nine strikes and know you still need a mark in the 10th frame in order to win.
      • If you see strikes being thrown all over the place, that likely means the lanes are a bit more forgiving.
      • I couldn't believe it because I thought it was a strike when he let it go.
      • His role as a judge, as he said, is to call the balls and strikes as he sees them.
      • Entry fees go into a weekly center jackpot, and a bowler who rolls the required strikes wins the in-center pot.

    • 4.2(in baseball)

      strike masculine
      strike three! ¡strike tres!
      • to have two strikes against one estar en desventaja
      • By the time the batter swung, strike three was already in the catcher's mitt.
      • Down to his final strike, he swung late at a fast ball and lofted a pop-up down the third base line.
      • The batter is automatically out for a hunt foul on a third strike.
      • With two outs and first base occupied, the catcher needs to tag the batter on a dropped third strike or throw to first.
      • Piazza was down one strike and no balls when he slammed Rivera's second pitch deep to center field.