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thunderstrike

[thuhn-der-strahyk] /ˈθʌn dərˌstraɪk/
verb (used with object), thunderstruck
[thuhn-der-struhk] /ˈθʌn dərˌstrʌk/ (Show IPA),
thunderstruck or thunderstricken
[thuhn-der-strik-uh n] /ˈθʌn dərˌstrɪk ən/ (Show IPA),
thunderstriking.
1.
Archaic. to strike with a thunderbolt.
2.
to astonish; dumfound.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; probably back formation from earlier thunderstricken (adj.); see thunder, strike
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