Thunderstriking
Thunderstrike Thun"der*strike`, v. t. [imp. {Thunderstruck}; p. p. {Thunderstruck}, {-strucken}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thunderstriking}.] 1. To strike, blast, or injure by, or as by, lightning. [R.] --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

2. To astonish, or strike dumb, as with something terrible; -- rarely used except in the past participle. [1913 Webster]

drove before him, thunderstruck. --Milton. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


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  • -strucken — Thunderstrike Thun der*strike , v. t. [imp. {Thunderstruck}; p. p. {Thunderstruck}, { strucken}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thunderstriking}.] 1. To strike, blast, or injure by, or as by, lightning. [R.] Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 2. To astonish, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thunderstrike — Thun der*strike , v. t. [imp. {Thunderstruck}; p. p. {Thunderstruck}, { strucken}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thunderstriking}.] 1. To strike, blast, or injure by, or as by, lightning. [R.] Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 2. To astonish, or strike dumb, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thunderstruck — Thunderstrike Thun der*strike , v. t. [imp. {Thunderstruck}; p. p. {Thunderstruck}, { strucken}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thunderstriking}.] 1. To strike, blast, or injure by, or as by, lightning. [R.] Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 2. To astonish, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thunderstruck — Thunderstrike Thun der*strike , v. t. [imp. {Thunderstruck}; p. p. {Thunderstruck}, { strucken}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thunderstriking}.] 1. To strike, blast, or injure by, or as by, lightning. [R.] Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 2. To astonish, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thunderstrike — transitive verb (thunderstruck; struck; also thunderstricken; thunderstriking) Date: circa 1586 1. to strike dumb ; astonish < was thunderstruck at the news > 2. archaic to strike by or as if by lightning …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thunderstrike — /thun deuhr struyk /, v.t. thunderstruck / struk /, thunderstruck or thunderstricken / strik euhn/, thunderstriking. 1. Archaic. to strike with a thunderbolt. 2. to astonish; dumfound. [1605 15; prob. back formation from earlier thunderstricken… …   Universalium

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