Engaged in a work stoppage, as in The auto workers were on strike for the entire summer. The use of strike for a concerted labor stoppage undertaken to gain concessions from employers dates from the early 1800s. Today it is also used more loosely, as in Where washing dishes is concerned, Mom has announced that she's on strike. Also see go out, def. 4.
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Just the hard-on before you shoot unarmed members of the public.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The influential al Qaeda propagandist, who was born in New Mexico, died in a U.S. drone strike later that year.
Should lightning strike and Hillary Clinton forgoes a presidential run, Democrats have a nominee in waiting.Sen. Warren’s Main Street Crusade to Pressure Clinton|Eleanor Clift|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
You just travel light with carry-on luggage, go to cities that you love, and get to hang out with all your friends.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The heir apparent and his brothers were cowering in fear, afraid to strike, yet hoping that others would strike for them.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
On this the royal band of music would strike up its liveliest airs, and a great bell would toll its evening warning.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.
It is much easier to strike quickly than slowly, but practice in the slow movement will develop both muscular and nervous power.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Not while I had the open prairie underfoot and the summer sky above, and hands to strike a blow or pull a trigger.