stricken

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /'stɻɪkən/
  • (file)

Verb[change]

Plain form
strike

Third-person singular
strikes

Past tense
struck

Past participle
stricken

Present participle
striking

  1. The past participle of strike.
  2. A disease can strike a person. That person is stricken with disease.
    The child was stricken with a serious blood disease.
  3. When you strike a part from a document, it is stricken from the document.
    The errors were stricken from the dictionary.
  4. When bad luck strikes you, you are stricken with bad luck.

Usage notes[change]

Most of the time the past participle of strike is struck. The exceptions are that you can be stricken with guilt, a misfortune, a wound or a disease; and a part of a document can be stricken out. The rest of the time, use with struck.