strike at

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strike at someone or something

to hit at or toward someone or something. She struck at him, but he parried the blows. The bear struck at the branch, hoping to break it and get at the honey.
See also: strike
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If accepted the agreement would end a three-week-old strike at seven mills in Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland.
The tour enabled rank-and-file members to directly address their negotiators regarding the ten-week strike at Goodyear.
Judge blocks strike at Northwest, union will appeal.
Clerks on strike at a Pavilions store in Valencia said that despite the bad rap they're getting on the radio, their goal is simple and unchanged.
There was a residential strike in 1991 that lasted 12 days, and a strike at commercial buildings 1996 that lasted 30 days
Also, third graph, fifth line of release should read: refinery in Amarillo, Texas have voted to go on strike at 12:01 a.