What does strike mean?

Definitions for strike
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word strike.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. strike, work stoppagenoun

    a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions

    "the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled"

  2. strikenoun

    an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective

    "the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn"

  3. rap, strike, tapnoun

    a gentle blow

  4. strike, ten-strikenoun

    a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball

    "he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame"

  5. strikenoun

    (baseball) a pitch that the batter swings at and misses, or that the batter hits into foul territory, or that the batter does not swing at but the umpire judges to be in the area over home plate and between the batter's knees and shoulders

    "this pitcher throws more strikes than balls"

  6. hit, smash, smasher, strike, bangverb

    a conspicuous success

    "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"; "that new Broadway show is a real smasher"; "the party went with a bang"

  7. strikeverb

    deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

    "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead"

  8. affect, impress, move, strikeverb

    have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

    "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"

  9. hit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide withverb

    hit against; come into sudden contact with

    "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"

  10. strike, hitverb

    make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target

    "The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939"; "We must strike the enemy's oil fields"; "in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2"

  11. strikeverb

    indicate (a certain time) by striking

    "The clock struck midnight"; "Just when I entered, the clock struck"

  12. hit, strikeverb

    affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely

    "We were hit by really bad weather"; "He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager"; "The earthquake struck at midnight"

  13. strike, walk outverb

    stop work in order to press demands

    "The auto workers are striking for higher wages"; "The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met"

  14. fall, shine, strikeverb

    touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly

    "Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears"

  15. come to, strikeverb

    attain

    "The horse finally struck a pace"

  16. strike, hitverb

    produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically

    "The pianist strikes a middle C"; "strike `z' on the keyboard"; "her comments struck a sour note"

  17. strikeverb

    cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp

    "strike an arc"

  18. fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain, discoververb

    find unexpectedly

    "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"

  19. strikeverb

    produce by ignition or a blow

    "strike fire from the flintstone"; "strike a match"

  20. strike, scratch, expunge, exciseverb

    remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line

    "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark"

  21. hit, strike, come toverb

    cause to experience suddenly

    "Panic struck me"; "An interesting idea hit her"; "A thought came to me"; "The thought struck terror in our minds"; "They were struck with fear"

  22. hit, strikeverb

    drive something violently into a location

    "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling"

  23. assume, take, strike, take upverb

    occupy or take on

    "He assumes the lotus position"; "She took her seat on the stage"; "We took our seats in the orchestra"; "She took up her position behind the tree"; "strike a pose"

  24. mint, coin, strikeverb

    form by stamping, punching, or printing

    "strike coins"; "strike a medal"

  25. strickle, strikeverb

    smooth with a strickle

    "strickle the grain in the measure"

  26. strikeverb

    pierce with force

    "The bullet struck her thigh"; "The icy wind struck through our coats"

  27. strikeverb

    arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing

    "strike a balance"; "strike a bargain"

GCIDE

  1. Strikenoun

    The act of quitting work; specifically, such an act by a body of workmen, usually organized by a labor union, done as a means of enforcing compliance with demands made on their employer.

  2. Strikenoun

    (Bowling, U. S.) The act of leveling all the pins with the first bowl; also, the score thus made. Sometimes called double spare. Throwing a strike entitles the player to add to the score for that frame the total number of pins knocked down in the next two bowls.

Wiktionary

  1. strikenoun

    a status resulting from a batter swinging and missing a pitch, or not swinging at a pitch in the strike zone, or hitting a foul ball that is not caught

  2. strikenoun

    the act of knocking down all ten pins in on the first roll of a frame

  3. strikenoun

    a work stoppage (or otherwise concerted stoppage of an activity) as a form of protest

  4. strikenoun

    a blow or application of physical force against something

  5. strikenoun

    In an option contract, the price at which the holder buys or sells if they choose to exercise the option.

  6. strikenoun

    An old English measure of corn equal to the bushel.

  7. strikenoun

    the status of being the batsman that the bowler is bowling at

  8. strikenoun

    the primary face of a hammer, opposite the peen

  9. strikeverb

    To delete or cross out; to scratch or eliminate.

    Please strike the last sentence.

  10. strikeverb

    To hit.

    Strike the door sharply with your foot and see if it comes loose.

  11. strikeverb

    To carry out a violent or illegal action.

    The bank robber struck on the 2nd and 5th of May.

  12. strikeverb

    To occur suddenly.

    Tragedy struck when his brother was killed in a bush fire.

  13. strikeverb

    To stop working to achieve better working conditions.

    The workers struck for a week before the new contract went through.

  14. strikeverb

    To impress, seem or appear (to).

    Golf has always struck me as a waste of time.

  15. strikeverb

    To manufacture, as by stamping.

    We will strike a medal in your honour

  16. strikeverb

    To take down, especially in the following contexts:

  17. strikeverb

    Of a clock, to announce (an hour of the day), usually by one or more sounds.

    The clock struck one.

  18. strikeverb

    To score a goal.

  19. Etymology: From strican, from strīkanan. Cognate with Dutch strijken, German streichen and streiken, Icelandic strýkja, strýkva.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Strikenoun

    A bushel; a dry measure of capacity.

    Wing, cartnave and bushel, peck, strike ready at hand. Thomas Tusser, Husbandry.

  2. To STRIKEverb

    preter. I struck or strook; part. pass. struck, strucken, stricken.

    Etymology: astrican , Saxon; streichen, German; adstrykia, Islandick; stricker, Danish.

    He at Philippi kept
    His sword e’en like a dancer, while I struck
    The lean and wrinkled Cassius. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopat.

    We will deliver you the cause,
    Why I, that did love Cæsar when I struck him,
    Proceeded thus. William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar.

    I must
    But wail his fall, whom I myself struck down. William Shakespeare, Macb.

    The blood strike on the two side-posts. Ex. xii. 7.

    The Windsor bell hath struck twelve. William Shakespeare.

    A judicious friend moderates the pursuit, gives the signal for action, presses the advantage, and strikes the critical minute. Jeremy Collier, of Friendship.

    The memory in some men is very tenacious; but yet there seems to be a constant decay of all our ideas, even of those which are struck deepest, and in minds the most retentive. John Locke.

    To punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity. Prov. xvii. 26.

    How many nobles then would hold their places,
    That must strike sail to spirits of vile sort! William Shakespeare, H. IV.

    To this all differing passions and interests should strike sail, and like swelling streams, running different courses, should yet all make haste into the sea of common safety. William Temple.

    They strike sail where they know they shall be mastered, and murder where they can with safety. Dryden.

    Now, did I not so near my labours end,
    Strike sail, and hast’ning to the harbour tend,
    My song to flow’ry gardens might extend. Dryden.

    The rest, struck with horror stood,
    To see their leader cover’d o’er with blood. Edmund Waller.

    Jack Straw at London-stone, with all his rout,
    Struck not the city with so loud a shout. Dryden.

    His virtues render our assembly awful,
    They strike with something like religious fear. Joseph Addison, Cato.

    Did’st thou but view him right, should’st see him black
    With murder, treason, sacrilege, and crimes
    That strike my soul with horror but to name them. Addison.

    We are no sooner presented to any one we never saw before, but we are immediately struck with the idea of a proud, a reserved, an affable or a good natured man. Addison.

    Nice works of art strike and surprise us most upon the first view; but the better we are acquainted with them, the less we wonder. Francis Atterbury.

    Court virtues bear, like gems, the highest rate,
    Born where heav’n’s influence scarce can penetrate;
    In life’s low vale, the soil the virtues like,
    They please as beauties, here as wonders strike. Alexander Pope.

    Sign but his peace, he vows he’ll ne’er again
    The sacred names of fops and beaus profane:
    Strike up the bargain quickly; for I swear,
    As times go now, he offers very fair. Dryden.

    I come to offer peace; to reconcile
    Past enmities; to strike perpetual leagues
    With Vanoc. Ambrose Philips, Briton.

    The court paved, striketh up a great heat in summer, and much cold in winter. Francis Bacon.

    Waving wide her myrtle wand,
    She strikes an universal peace through sea and land. John Milton.

    Take my caduceus!
    With this the infernal ghosts I can command,
    And strike a terror through the Stygian strand. Dryden.

    When verses cannot be understood, nor a man’s good wit seconded with the forward child understanding; it strikes a man more dead than a great reckoning in a little room. William Shakespeare.

    Strike her young bones,
    Ye taking airs, with lameness. William Shakespeare.

    He that is stricken blind cannot forget
    The precious treasure of his eye-sight lost. William Shakespeare.

    So ceas’d the rival crew, when Purcell came,
    They sung no more, or only sung his fame;
    Struck dumb, they all admir’d. Dryden.

    Humility disarms envy, and strikes it dead. Collier.

    Then do not strike him dead with a denial,
    But hold him up in life. Joseph Addison, Cato.

    The drums presently striking up a march, they plucked up their ensigns, and forward they go. Richard Knolles.

    Strike up the drums, and let the tongue of war
    Plead for our int’rest, and our being here. William Shakespeare.

    Some very rare coins struck of a pound weight, of gold and silver, Constantine sent to Chilperick. Arbuthnot.

    The king
    Is wise and virtuous, and his noble queen
    Well struck in years; fair and not jealous. William Shakespeare.

    Deliver Helen, and all damage else
    Shall be struck off. William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida.

    I have this while with leaden thoughts been prest;
    But I shall in a more convenient time
    Strike off this score of absence. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    Ask mens opinions: Scoto now shall tell
    How trade encreases, and the world goes well:
    Strike off his pension by the setting sun,
    And Britain, if not Europe, is undone. Alexander Pope.

    Germany had stricken off that which appeared corrupt in the doctrine of the church of Rome; but seemed nevertheless in discipline still to retain therewith great conformity. Richard Hooker.

    They followed so fast that they overtook him, and without further delay struck off his head. Richard Knolles.

    He was taken prisoner by Surinas, lieutenant-general for the king of Parthia, who stroke off his head. George Hakewill.

    A mass of water would be quite struck off and separate from the rest, and tost through the air like a flying river. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.

    My thoughtless youth was wing’d with vain desires;
    My manhood long misled by wand’ring fires,
    Follow’d false lights; and when their glimpse was gone,
    My pride struck out new sparkles of her own. Dryden.

    By expurgatory animadversions, we might strike out great numbers of hidden qualities, and having once a conceded list, with more safety attempt their reasons. Brown.

    To methodize is as necessary as to strike out. Alexander Pope.

    Whether thy hand strike out some free design,
    Where life awakes and dawns at ev’ry line,
    Or blend in beauteous tints the colour’d mass,
    And from the canvass call the mimick face. Alexander Pope.

  3. To Strikeverb

    I in mine own woe charm’d,
    Could not find death, where I did hear him groan;
    Nor feel him where he struck. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    It pleased the king
    To Strike at me upon his misconstruction;
    When he tript me behind. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    He wither’d all their strength before he strook. Dryden.

    Holding a ring by a thread in a glass, tell him that holdeth it, it shall strike so many times against the side of the glass, and no more. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    Bid thy mistress when my drink is ready,
    She strike upon the bell. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Those antique minstrels, sure, were Charles-like kings,
    Cities their lutes, and subjects hearts their strings;
    On which with so divine a hand they strook,
    Consent of motion from their breath they took. Edmund Waller.

    Cæsar, ’tis strucken eight. William Shakespeare.

    Deep thoughts will often suspend the senses so far, that about a man clocks may strike and bells ring, which he takes no notice of. Nehemiah Grew.

    Is not the king’s name forty thousand names?
    Arm, arm, my name; a puny subject strikes
    At thy great glory. William Shakespeare, Richard II.

    When by their designing leaders taught
    To strike at power, which for themselves they sought:
    The vulgar gull’d into rebellion arm’d,
    Their blood to action by their prize was warm’d. Dryden.

    Consider the red and white colours in porphyre; hinder light but from striking on it, and its colours vanish. John Locke.

    Whilst any trump did sound, or drum struck up,
    His sword did ne’er leave striking in the field. William Shakespeare.

    The admiral galley wherein the emperor was, struck upon a sand, and there stuck fast. Richard Knolles.

    Now and then a glittering beam of wit or passion strikes through the obscurity of the poem: any of these effect a present liking, but not a lasting admiration. Dryden.

    We see the wind sit sore upon our sails;
    And yet we strike not, but securely perish. William Shakespeare.

    I’d rather chop this hand off at a blow,
    And with the other fling it at thy face,
    Than bear so low a sail, to strike to thee. William Shakespeare.

    The interest of our kingdom is ready to strike to that of your poorest fishing towns: it is hard you will not accept our services. Jonathan Swift.

    It struck on a sudden into such reputation, that it scorns any longer to sculk, but owns itself publickly. Gov. of the Tongue.

    Those who by the prerogative of their age, should frown youth into sobriety, imitate and strike in with them, and are really vitious that they may be thought young. South.

    They catch at every shadow of relief, strike in at a venture with the next companion, and so the dead commodity be taken off, care not who be the chapman. John Norris.

    The cares or pleasures of the world strike in with every thought. Addison.

    He immediately struck in with them, but described this march to the temple with so much horrour, that he shivered every joint. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.

    In this plain was the last general rendezvous of mankind; and from thence they were broken into companies and dispersed, the several successive generations, like the waves of the sea over-reaching one another, and striking out farther and farther upon the land. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.

    When a great man strikes out into a sudden irregularity, he needs not question the respect of a retinue. Jeremy Collier, of Popularity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strikeverb

    to touch or hit with some force, either with the hand or with an instrument; to smite; to give a blow to, either with the hand or with any instrument or missile

  2. Strikeverb

    to come in collision with; to strike against; as, a bullet struck him; the wave struck the boat amidships; the ship struck a reef

  3. Strikeverb

    to give, as a blow; to impel, as with a blow; to give a force to; to dash; to cast

  4. Strikeverb

    to stamp or impress with a stroke; to coin; as, to strike coin from metal: to strike dollars at the mint

  5. Strikeverb

    to thrust in; to cause to enter or penetrate; to set in the earth; as, a tree strikes its roots deep

  6. Strikeverb

    to punish; to afflict; to smite

  7. Strikeverb

    to cause to sound by one or more beats; to indicate or notify by audible strokes; as, the clock strikes twelve; the drums strike up a march

  8. Strikeverb

    to lower; to let or take down; to remove; as, to strike sail; to strike a flag or an ensign, as in token of surrender; to strike a yard or a topmast in a gale; to strike a tent; to strike the centering of an arch

  9. Strikeverb

    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

  10. Strikeverb

    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

  11. Strikeverb

    to cause or produce by a stroke, or suddenly, as by a stroke; as, to strike a light

  12. Strikeverb

    to cause to ignite; as, to strike a match

  13. Strikeverb

    to make and ratify; as, to strike a bargain

  14. Strikeverb

    to take forcibly or fraudulently; as, to strike money

  15. Strikeverb

    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. Strikeverb

    to cut off, as a mortar joint, even with the face of the wall, or inward at a slight angle

  17. Strikeverb

    to hit upon, or light upon, suddenly; as, my eye struck a strange word; they soon struck the trail

  18. Strikeverb

    to borrow money of; to make a demand upon; as, he struck a friend for five dollars

  19. Strikeverb

    to lade into a cooler, as a liquor

  20. Strikeverb

    to stroke or pass lightly; to wave

  21. Strikeverb

    to advance; to cause to go forward; -- used only in past participle

  22. Strikeverb

    to move; to advance; to proceed; to take a course; as, to strike into the fields

  23. Strikeverb

    to deliver a quick blow or thrust; to give blows

  24. Strikeverb

    to hit; to collide; to dush; to clash; as, a hammer strikes against the bell of a clock

  25. Strikeverb

    to sound by percussion, with blows, or as with blows; to be struck; as, the clock strikes

  26. Strikeverb

    to make an attack; to aim a blow

  27. Strikeverb

    to touch; to act by appulse

  28. Strikeverb

    to run upon a rock or bank; to be stranded; as, the ship struck in the night

  29. Strikeverb

    to pass with a quick or strong effect; to dart; to penetrate

  30. Strikeverb

    to break forth; to commence suddenly; -- with into; as, to strike into reputation; to strike into a run

  31. Strikeverb

    to lower a flag, or colors, in token of respect, or to signify a surrender of a ship to an enemy

  32. Strikeverb

    to quit work in order to compel an increase, or prevent a reduction, of wages

  33. Strikeverb

    to become attached to something; -- said of the spat of oysters

  34. Strikeverb

    to steal money

  35. Strikenoun

    the act of striking

  36. Strikenoun

    an instrument with a straight edge for leveling a measure of grain, salt, and the like, scraping off what is above the level of the top; a strickle

  37. Strikenoun

    a bushel; four pecks

  38. Strikenoun

    an old measure of four bushels

  39. Strikenoun

    fullness of measure; hence, excellence of quality

  40. Strikenoun

    an iron pale or standard in a gate or fence

  41. Strikenoun

    the act of quitting work; specifically, such an act by a body of workmen, done as a means of enforcing compliance with demands made on their employer

  42. Strikenoun

    a puddler's stirrer

  43. Strikenoun

    the horizontal direction of the outcropping edges of tilted rocks; or, the direction of a horizontal line supposed to be drawn on the surface of a tilted stratum. It is at right angles to the dip

  44. Strikenoun

    the extortion of money, or the attempt to extort money, by threat of injury; blackmailing

  45. Etymology: [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. strcan to go, proceed, akin to D. strijken to rub, stroke, strike, to move, go, G. streichen, OHG. strhhan, L. stringere to touch lightly, to graze, to strip off (but perhaps not to L. stringere in sense to draw tight), striga a row, a furrow. Cf. Streak, Stroke.]

Freebase

  1. Strike

    A strike is a directed physical attack with either an inanimate object or with a part of the human body intended to cause blunt trauma or penetrating trauma upon an opponent. There are many different varieties of strikes. An attack with the hand closed into a fist is called a punch; an attack with the leg or foot is referred to as a kick; and an attack with the head is called a headbutt. There are also other variations employed in martial arts and combat sports.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Strike

    strīk, v.t. to give a blow to: to hit with force, to smite: to pierce: to dash: to stamp: to coin: to thrust in: to cause to sound: to let down, as a sail: to ground upon, as a ship: to punish: to affect strongly: to affect suddenly with alarm or surprise: to make a compact or agreement, to ratify: to take down and remove: to erase (with out, off): to come upon unexpectedly: to occur to: to appear to: to assume: to hook a fish by a quick turn of the wrist: (slang) to steal: (B.) to stroke.—v.i. to give a quick blow: to hit: to dash: to sound by being struck: to touch: to run aground: to pass with a quick effect: to dart: to take root: to lower the flag in token of respect or surrender: to give up work in order to secure higher wages or the redress of some grievance: (U.S.) to do menial work for an officer: to become saturated with salt: to run, or fade in colour:—pa.t. struck; pa.p. struck (obs. strick′en).n. act of striking for higher wages: (geol.) the direction of the outcrop of a stratum—the line which it makes when it appears at the surface of the earth, always being at right angles to the dip of the bend: (U.S.) any dishonest attempt to extort money by bringing in a bill in the hope of being bought off by those interested: full measure, esp. of malt: the whole coinage made at one time: an imperfect matrix for type: the metal plate into which a door-latch strikes as the door closes: the crystalline appearance of hard soaps.—ns. Strike′-pay, an allowance paid by a trades-union to men on strike; Strīk′er, one who, or that which, strikes: a green-hand on shipboard.—adj. Strīk′ing, affecting: surprising: forcible: impressive: exact.—adv. Strīk′ingly.—n. Strīk′ingness, quality of being striking, or of affecting or surprising.—Strike a balance, to bring out the relative state of a debtor and creditor account; Strike a tent, to take it down; Strike down, to prostrate by a blow or by illness; Strike for, to start suddenly for; Strike from, to remove with a stroke; Strike hands (B.), to become surety for any one; Strike home, to strike right to the point aimed at; Strike in, to enter suddenly: to interpose; Strike into, to enter upon suddenly, to break into; Strike off, to erase from an account, to deduct: to print: to separate by a blow; Strike oil, to find petroleum when boring for it: to make a lucky hit; Strike out, to efface: to bring into light: to direct one's course boldly outwards: to strike from the shoulder: to form by sudden effort; Strike sail, to take in sail: to stop; Strike up, to begin to beat, sing, or play; Strike work, to cease work. [A.S. strícan; Ger. streichen, to move, to strike.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. strike

    An attack to damage or destroy an objective or a capability.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. strike

    This word is variously used in military phraseology; as, to strike a tent, is to loosen the cords of a tent which has been regularly pitched, and to have it ready, in a few minutes, to throw upon a baggage-wagon. To strike terror into an enemy, is to cause alarm and apprehension in him; to make him dread the effects of superior skill and valor. To strike a blow, to make some decisive effort.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'strike' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2704

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'strike' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2110

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'strike' in Nouns Frequency: #923

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'strike' in Verbs Frequency: #284

Anagrams for strike »

  1. trikes

  2. skiter

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strike in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strike in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of strike in a Sentence

  1. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson:

    I won't know about when the next bad actor is going to strike.

  2. Joe Biden:

    Quite frankly, I think Daniel Dale's flat-out lied about saying that the reason Daniel Dale went after -- the reason Daniel Dale made the strike was because our embassies were about to be bombed.

  3. Adrienne Rich:

    The worker can unionize, go out on strike; mothers are divided from each other in homes, tied to their children by compassionate bonds; our wildcat strikes have most often taken the form of physical or mental breakdown.

  4. John Keats:

    Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance.

  5. Hiroshi Imazu:

    There are limitations( of our) ballistic missile defense( BMD) if several missiles are fired, neutralizing an enemy base( and preventing the launch of) the second and third missiles is within the range of self-defense. It is not a preemptive strike.

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    the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit
    • A. ternion
    • B. canopy
    • C. conveyance
    • D. snap

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