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thunderstrike

[thuhn-der-strahyk]
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verb (used with object), thun·der·struck [thuhn-der-struhk] /ˈθʌn dərˌstrʌk/, thun·der·struck or thun·der·strick·en [thuhn-der-strik-uh n] /ˈθʌn dərˌstrɪk ən/, thun·der·strik·ing.
  1. Archaic. to strike with a thunderbolt.
  2. to astonish; dumfound.

Origin of thunderstrike

1605–15; probably back formation from earlier thunderstricken (adj.); see thunder, strike
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