strike the hour

strike the hour
if a clock strikes the hour, it shows that it is exactly one o'clock, two o'clock etc by making a sound once, twice etc

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  • strike the hour — phrase if a clock strikes the hour, it shows that it is exactly one o’clock, two o’clock etc by making a sound once, twice etc Thesaurus: what clocks and watches dohyponym Main entry: hour …   Useful english dictionary

  • strike the hour — {v. phr.} To mark or toll the hour (said of clocks or bells). * /We heard the church clock strike the hour of two./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • strike the hour — {v. phr.} To mark or toll the hour (said of clocks or bells). * /We heard the church clock strike the hour of two./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • strike\ the\ hour — v. phr. To mark or toll the hour (said of clocks or bells). We heard the church clock strike the hour of two …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hour — [ aur ] noun *** ▸ 1 60 minutes of time ▸ 2 a long time ▸ 3 time in which you do something ▸ 4 particular time of day ▸ 5 point in history/life ▸ 6 exact time ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count a period of time that consists of 60 minutes. 30 minutes is… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • strike — 1 /straIk/ verb past tense and past participle struck /str k/ THINK/NOTICE 1 (transitive not in progressive) if a thought or idea strikes you, you suddenly realize that it is important, interesting, surprising, bad etc: The funny side of the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • strike — strike1 [ straık ] (past tense and past participle struck [ strʌk ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 hit against ▸ 2 hit with hand, etc. ▸ 3 make violent attack ▸ 4 protest by not working ▸ 5 affect someone/something suddenly ▸ 6 when you think something ▸ 7 press …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • strike */*/*/ — I UK [straɪk] / US verb Word forms strike : present tense I/you/we/they strike he/she/it strikes present participle striking past tense struck UK [strʌk] / US past participle struck 1) [intransitive/transitive] formal to hit against, or to crash… …   English dictionary

  • strike — strike1 W3S3 [straık] v past tense and past participle struck [strʌk] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(hit)¦ 2¦(hit with hand/weapon etc)¦ 3¦(thought/idea)¦ 4 strike somebody as (being) something 5¦(stop work)¦ 6¦(attack)¦ 7¦(harm)¦ 8¦(something bad happens)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hour — noun (C) 1 60 MINUTES a period of 60 minutes. There are 24 hours in a day: The flight to Moscow takes just over three hours. | Karen is paid $10 an hour. | in an hour/in an hour s time (=an hour from now): I ll be back in an hour. | an hour s… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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