strike 1 vb struck, struck, also, strick·en, strik·ing
1: to remove or delete something
2: to stop work in order to force an employer to comply with demands
1: to remove or delete from a legal document and esp. from the record of a trial
it struck that part of [the] injunctionNational Law Journal
2: to remove (a prospective juror) from a venire
3: to engage in a strike against (an employer)
strike 2 n
1: the removal of a potential juror from a venire compare challenge
2: a concerted work stoppage, interruption, or slowdown by a body of workers to enforce compliance with demands made on an employer see also rent strike; labor management relations act in the important laws section compare job action
economic strike: a strike that is brought against an employer because of a dispute regarding economic benefits or conditions (as wages)
◇ Workers engaged in an economic strike can legally be replaced permanently. No-strike clauses in collective bargaining agreements have been held to bar only economic strikes and not strikes protesting an unfair labor practice.
general strike: a simultaneous strike by all unionized workers of all trades and industries
jurisdictional strike: a strike that is called against an employer as a result of a dispute with another union as to the right to perform particular work
organizational strike: recognition strike in this entry
primary strike: a strike by workers against their employer with whom they have a dispute
recognition strike: a strike by workers against their employer seeking to force the employer to recognize the union as their collective bargaining agent – called also organizational strike;
secondary strike: sympathy strike in this entry
sit–down strike: a strike during which employees remain in and occupy the employer's premises as a protest and means of forcing compliance with demands
◇ This form of strike has been illegal according to both statute and case law since the early 1940s.
sym·pa·thy strike: a strike by workers not involved in a labor dispute in support of other striking employees or unions – called also secondary strike;
wild·cat strike: a strike by workers that is not authorized by the union

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun boycott, collective refusal to work, concerted refusal to work, group refusal to work, job action, labor dispute, organized refusal to work, shutdown, stoppage, suspension of work, walkout, work stoppage associated concepts: lockout, mass strike, picketing, secondary strike II (assault) verb afflict, aggress, assail, attack, bat, batter, beat, besiege, damage, deal a blow, fall upon, harm, hit, hurt, inflict harm, inflict injury, lunge at, pound, slap, smash, smite, storm III (collide) verb butt, come in contact, come into collision, come together, conlidere, crash, encounter, hit, hit against, jar, jolt, knock into, meet, smash IV (refuse to work) verb blockade, boycott, cease work, discontinue work, halt work, interrupt work, leave the job, obstruct work, quit work, rebel, refrain from working, revolt, stop work, suspend work, terminate work, walk out associated concepts: economic strike, general strike, wildcat strike V index assault (noun), assault (verb), attack, beat (pulsate), boycott, collide (crash against), contact (touch), defiance, fight (battle), find (discover), impact, impinge, impress (affect deeply), inflict, mistreat, onset (assault), reach, rebel, rebellion, resist (oppose), resistance, revolt

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A refusal to work by a group of employees, usually done to force management to grant some request made by the workers after negotiations have not produced the desired result; a refusal by a group of people to do some action that is expected of them as a way of forcing compliance with their demands.
(1) To participate in a work stoppage.
(2) To remove someone from a group; to eliminate a prospective juror.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

1) An organized work stoppage by employees, intended to pressure the employer to meet the employees' demands (for example, for higher pay, better benefits, or safer working conditions).
2) For the judge to order that all or part of a party's pleading be removed or disregarded, typically after a motion by the opposing party.
3) For the judge to order evidence deleted from the court record and instruct the jury to disregard it. Typically, this order is made regarding testimony by a witness in court.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

A concerted stoppage of work by workers with the purpose of disrupting the employer's business. A stoppage merely to hold a meeting during working hours is not a strike. A strike can be either a continuous stoppage or a series of single-day stoppages. For the purposes of the balloting requirements under TULRCA, neither an overtime ban nor a call-out ban counts as a strike; they are counted instead as industrial action short of a strike.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

1 An organized stoppage of labor by employees in order to compel the employer to meet their demands.
2 The dismissal of a prospective juror from the panel, whether for cause or peremptorily.
3 A negative mark on one's record (as in, three strikes and you're out).

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

A work stoppage; the concerted refusal of employees to perform work that their employer has assigned to them in order to force the employer to grant certain demanded concessions, such as increased wages or improved employment conditions.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

A work stoppage; the concerted refusal of employees to perform work that their employer has assigned to them in order to force the employer to grant certain demanded concessions, such as increased wages or improved employment conditions.
II Highlighting in the record of a case, evidence that has been improperly offered and will not be relied upon.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   1) v. to remove a statement from the record of the court proceedings by order of the judge due to impropriety of a question, answer or comment to which there has been an objection. Often after a judge has stricken some comment or testimony (an answer made before an objection has stopped the witness), he/she admonishes (warns) the jury not to consider the stricken language, but the jury has a hard time forgetting since "a bell once rung cannot be unrung."
   2) v. to order that language in a pleading (a complaint or an answer, for example) shall be removed or no longer be of any effect, usually after a motion by the opposing party and argument, on the basis that the language (which may be an entire cause of action) is not proper pleading, does not state a cause of action (a valid claim under the law) or is not in proper form.
   3) n. the organized refusal of workers to remain on the job, usually accompanied by demands for a union contract, higher wages, better conditions or other employee desires, and possibly including a picket line to give voice to workers' demands and discourage or intimidate other workers and customers from entering the business, factory or store.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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