strike, hit, beat
(1) hit vt.
① 打;敲;击;击中;射中 He hit a ball over the fence. / The stone hit him on the head.
② 使……受到打击 The bad news hit every one hard.
(2) beat vt. & vi.
① 连续有节奏地打;敲 The rain heat against the window.
② (心)跳动 His heart had stopped beating.
③ (鸟翼) 扑动 The bird beat its wings rapidly as it flew on.
④ 打败;打赢;取胜 Our champion can beat all runners in the country.
(3) strike vt. & vi.
① 打;敲;击;砍;打中;击中 He struck me with his fist. The house was struck by lightning.
② 发起进攻;袭击 He moved away as the animal struck.
③ 撞;触(礁) His head struck the table as he fell.
④ 擦(火柴) I struck a match and held it to his cigarette.
⑤ (某种想法) 忽然出现;忽然想起，相当于occur to。 A happy thought struck her.
⑥ 给人深刻印象(常用于被动语态)I was struck by her beauty.
⑦ 罢工 They are striking for higher pay.
⑧ (钟)敲(响) We waited for the clock to strike six.