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Meaning of "striking a match"



 
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Meaning of "striking a match" #1 (permalink) Tue Oct 10, 2006 17:44 pm   Meaning of "striking a match"
 

English Synonym, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #68 "Synonyms for beat and strike", question 2

Don't ......... all the matches from this matchbox, please!

(a) hit
(b) strike
(c) slap
(d) beat

English Synonym, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #68 "Synonyms for beat and strike", answer 2

Don't strike all the matches from this matchbox, please!

Correct answer: (b) strike
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Meaning of "striking a match" #2 (permalink) Tue Oct 10, 2006 20:20 pm   Meaning of "striking a match"
 

The correct answer is certainly (b). The match is burning when you strike it, in other words, to strike a match means to rub it against a surface for producing a flame.
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