New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: striker · stride · strife · stripe · strive · stroke · trike · stricken · strides · striped
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strike

verb
noun
phrases
verb
1 verb literary collide with TRANSITIVEbuail verb  c m ucnag verb  c m uthe car struck the wall bhuail an carr in éadan an bhalla, bhuail an carr an balla, bhuail an carr faoin mballa 2 verb literary deliberately hit TRANSITIVEbuail verb  c m ucnag verb  c m uhe struck me on the jaw bhuail sé sa ghiall mé, bhuail sé faoin ngiall mé
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3 verb literary knock yourself accidentally TRANSITIVEbuail verb  c m uI struck my head off a stone bhuail mé mo cheann faoi chloch 4 verb SPOR kick, hit ball, etc TRANSITIVEbuail verb  c m uto strike a sliotar sliotar a phocáilshe struck the sliotar beautifully over the bar sheol sí an sliotar go hálainn thar an trasnánhe struck the ball beautifully bhuail sé an liathróid go hálainn, is galánta a chiceáil sé an liathróidhe's struck the post! tá an cuaille buailte aige! 5 verb SPOR make attempt to score INTRANSITIVEiarraidh a thabhairt ar scóriarracht a dhéanamh scóráilhe struck from 20 metres thug sé iarracht ar scóráil ó 20 méadar amach 6 verb SPOR score INTRANSITIVEscóráil verb  c m uhe struck in the twentieth minute scóráil sé san fhichiú nóiméad 7 verb lightning
TRANSITIVEbuail verb  c m uthe building was struck by lightning bhuail tintreach an foirgneamh
INTRANSITIVEbuail verb  c m ulightning struck during the night bhí tintreach ann i rith na hoíche
8 verb MIL attack with bombs etc TRANSITIVEionsaigh verb  c m uruathar a dhéanamh arto strike military bases bunáiteanna míleata a ionsaí 9 verb make violent attack on INTRANSITIVEionsaí a dhéanamhionsaigh verb  c m uthe killer struck at night san oíche a rinne an marfóir an feall 10 verb illness, disaster, etc
INTRANSITIVEbuail verb  c m u
TRANSITIVEbuail verb  c m utar ar PhrV  c m ubain do PhrV  c m udisaster struck us on the first day bhain tubaiste dúinn an chéad lá, tharla tubaiste dúinn an chéad lácholera struck her sister bhuail an calar a deirfiúr
11 verb thought, idea TRANSITIVEbuail verb  c m urith le PhrV  c m ua thought struck me bhuail smaoineamh méit struck her that he was late rith sé léi go raibh sé mall 12 verb make impression on TRANSITIVEtéigh i gcion artéigh i bhfeidhm arwhat struck me was the landscape is é an tírdhreach a chuaigh i bhfeidhm ormshe strikes him as being very clever feictear dó gur duine an-chliste í 13 verb clock, bell
INTRANSITIVEbuail verb  c m ubain verb  c m uthe clock struck bhuail an clog, bhain an clog
TRANSITIVEbuail verb  c m uthe clock struck four bhuail an clog a ceathair
14 verb MUS key, note, etc TRANSITIVEbuail verb  c m uto strike a note nóta a bhualadh 15 verb match etc TRANSITIVE & INTRANSITIVElas verb  c m uto strike a match cipín solais a lasadhhis matches didn't strike níor las a chuid cipíní solais 16 verb MIN coin, medal TRANSITIVEbuail verb  c m uto strike a medal bonn a bhualadh 17 verb literary light TRANSITIVEsoilsigh ar PhrVlonraigh ar PhrVthe moonlight struck the castle walls shoilsigh solas na gealaí ar bhallaí an chaisleáin 18 verb MIN, IND oil etc TRANSITIVEaimsigh verb  c m utar ar PhrV  c m uto strike oil teacht ar ola 19 verb IND, BUS-ADM go on strike INTRANSITIVEtéigh ar stailcto strike for higher pay dul ar stailc ar mhaithe le pá níos airde
noun
20 noun SPOR act of hitting ballbuille masc4  c m ushe has a great strike tá an-bhuille aici 21 noun SPOR attempt to scoreiarraidh ar scóriarracht ar scór 22 noun by lightningbuille tintrí 23 noun MIL military attackionsaí masc4  c m uruathar masc1  c m ua strike against the enemy ionsaí ar an namhaid, ruathar faoin namhaid 24 noun MIN, IND finding of oil, gold etcaimsiú masc  c m u 25 noun IND, BUS-ADM withdrawal of labourstailc fem2  c m u 26 noun SPOR in baseballteip fem2  c m u 27 noun SPOR in ten-pin bowlingríbhuille  c m ubuille foirfe 28 noun (US), informal black markdrochtheist fem2  c m umarc i d'éadanmarc i d'aghaidh
phrases

lightning never strikes twice

ní bhuailfidh an splanc chéanna faoi dhó thú

sth/sb strikes again

bad luck strikes again! an mí-ádh chugainn arís!Colm strikes again! Colm arís!

a strike against sb/sth

informal marc in aghaidh duine/rudamarc in éadan duine/ruda

to strike at the heart of sth

(also

to strike at the roots of sth

, to strike at the foundations of sth

) dochar a dhéanamh do rudthis act strikes at the heart of democracy tá an t-acht seo go huile is go hiomlán in éadan an daonlathais

to strike a balance

(also

to strike the right balance

) ceart a thabhairt don dá thaobhcothrom na Féinne a dhéanamh

to strike a blow against sth/sb

(also

to strike a blow at sth/sb

) buille a bhualadh in aghaidh duine/ruda

to strike a blow for sth

buille a bhualadh ar son ruda

to strike a chord with sb

dul i gcion ar dhuinedul i bhfeidhm ar dhuinewhat I said struck a chord with him chuaigh an méid a dúirt mé i bhfeidhm air

to strike a deal

(also

to strike a bargain

, to strike an agreement

) margadh a dhéanamhteacht ar shocrú

to strike sb dumb

(also

to strike sb silent

) an chaint a bhaint de dhuinestangadh a bhaint as duinespéice a dhéanamh de dhuineI was struck dumb when I heard the news níor fágadh focal agam nuair a chuala mé an nuacht

to strike the eye

(also

to strike your eye

) súil duine a tharraingtaird duine a tharraingtwhat struck the eye most was how tall he was a airde an rud ba mhó ar thug mé suntas dó

to strike fear into sb

(also

to strike terror into sb

, to strike terror into sb's heart

) an croí a chur trasna i nduineeagla a chraicinn a chur ar dhuinescéin a chur i nduine

to strike the first blow

an chéad bhuille a tharraingtan chéad bhuille a bhualadh

to strike gold

he struck gold with his play d'éirigh go hiontach leis lena dhráma, bhí an t-ádh dearg air lena dhráma

to strike home

1 have strong impact (on sb)her message struck home with me chuaigh a teachtaireacht i gcion go mór orm, chuaigh a teachtaireacht i bhfeidhm go mór orm 2 hit the targetan sprioc a aimsiúan sprioc a bhualadh

to strike lucky

(also

to strike it lucky

, to strike it rich

) an t-ádh dearg a bheith ortan t-ádh a bheith ag rith leat

to strike a ... note

(also

to strike a ... tone

) I thought you struck just the right tone cheap mé gur aimsigh tú an glór díreach ceart, cheap mé gur labhair tú go stuama

to strike a pose

(also

to strike a ... pose

, to strike an attitude

) gothaí a chur ort féinhe struck a pose for the camera chuir sé gothaí air féin don cheamara

to strike while the iron is hot

breith ar an bhfaillan deis a thapústrike when the iron is hot tapaigh do dheis, beir ar an bhfaill

three strikes and you're out

(also

the three strikes rule

, three strikes law

) LAW trí chion agus a gcoir ort

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