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strike upon (something)

1. Literally, to hit, kick, or knock someone or something on some specific location. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "strike" and "upon." The child struck her dad on the head with the toy hammer.
2. To make a sudden or unexpected discovery. We've struck upon a new way to treat cancer as a result of our research into immune system modification. It appears the film studio has struck upon a winning formula with its recent blockbuster series.
3. To highlight, introduce, or raise some topic or issue. I think you've struck on an important point, Jim. The CEO struck on a number of key figures during his presentation to investors.
See also: strike, upon
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He further pointed to the release of detainees and the suspension of the general strike upon the request of the Ethiopian mediator.
On the other hand, District Bar Islamabad demonstrated strike upon Sahiwal massacre on Monday and boycotted court proceeding.
Kelly and Sioned strike upon the idea of having a pop-up evening at the cafe, but not everything goes to plan - will Ricky manage to save the day?
They learnt about the strike upon reaching schools to drop children.
"American Airlines Flight 1498 from Mexico City to Miami encountered a bird strike upon landing Nov.
He said holding a strike without any investigation is tantamount to affecting the city life.The spokesman said all the citizens are requested to carry on with their daily activities and inform the Rangers on helpline 1101 about those who try to impose a strike upon people.DG Rangers says Muhammd Hashim's murder will be probedDG Rangers Sindh, Major General Bilal Akbar said the murder of Muhammad Hashim will be investigated and those involved in the killing will be apprehended.He said Muhammad Hashim's murder is a conspiracy to undermine the city's peace.