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Strike may refer to:

Refusal to work or perform[edit]

  • Strike action, also known as a walkout, a work stoppage caused by the mass refusal of employees to perform work
    • Culture strike, refusal of artists or art institutions (arts organizations, festivals etc.) to respectively produce and show art
    • General strike, strike action by a critical mass of the labor force in a city, region or country
    • Hunger strike, participants fast as an act of political protest, or to provoke feelings of guilt in others
    • Prison strike, strike taking place inside a prison, involving either a hunger strike or a prison work strike
    • Rent strike, when a group of tenants en masse agrees to refuse to pay rent until a specific list of demands is met by the landlord
    • Student strike, occurs when students enrolled at a teaching institution such as a school, college or university refuse to go to class

Physical confrontation or removal[edit]

  • Strike (attack), attack with an inanimate object or a part of the human body intended to cause harm
  • Striking the colors, to haul down a flag to indicate surrender
  • Strikethrough, typographical presentation of words with a horizontal line through the center of them
  • Airstrike, military strike by air forces on either a suspected or a confirmed enemy ground position
  • Bird strike, collision between an airborne animal and a man-made vehicle, especially aircraft
  • Military strike, limited attack on a specified target
  • A utility strike, excavation accidentally hitting or damaging buried pipes or wires belonging to a public utility or other such services

Arts and entertainment[edit]

  • Strike (band), British dance band formed in 1994
  • Strike (1925 film), 1925 silent film made in the Soviet Union by Sergei Eisenstein
  • The Strike, 1988 episode of The Comic Strip Presents
  • Strike (2006 film), Polish language film produced by a mainly German group, released in 2006 and directed by Volker Schlöndorff
  • S.T.R.I.K.E., fictional, counterterrorism and intelligence agency in the Marvel Comics universe
  • Strike!, a 1998 film
  • "The Strike" (Seinfeld), 166th episode of the NBC sitcom
  • Strike Entertainment, film production company founded in 2002 by Marc Abraham and Thomas Bliss, associated with Universal Studios
  • Strike series, video games released during 1991–1997 by Electronic Arts
  • "Strikebreaker" (short story), science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov, first published in the January 1957 issue of The Original Science Fiction Stories
  • Strikes (album), third album by Southern rock band Blackfoot, released in 1979
  • "The Lightning Strike", a 2008 song by Snow Patrol
  • "Strike the set" (theatrical), process in set construction of dismantling, storing or discarding the materials used


  • Strike price, fixed price at which the owner of an option can purchase, in the case of a call, or sell, in the case of a put, the underlying security or commodity
  • "Strike" (eBay), arbitrary penalty marker used by sellers against buyers for alleged non-payment of items


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