hunger strike
noun Date: 1889 refusal (as by a prisoner) to eat enough to sustain life • hunger striker noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hunger strike — n [U and C] a situation in which someone refuses to eat for a long time in order to protest about something ▪ 300 students occupied the building and over 50 went on hunger strike . >hunger striker n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hunger-strike — hunger striker. /hung geuhr struyk /, v.i., hunger struck, hunger striking. to go on a hunger strike. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

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  • hunger strike — hunger ,strike noun count a refusal to eat for a long time, usually by a prisoner protesting against something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hunger strike — ► NOUN ▪ a prolonged refusal to eat, carried out as a protest by a prisoner …   English terms dictionary

  • hunger strike — n. a form of protest in which a prisoner or demonstrator refuses to eat until certain demands are met …   English World dictionary

  • Hunger strike — A hunger strike is a method of non violent resistance or pressure in which participants fast as an act of political protest, or to provoke feelings of guilt in others, usually with the objective to achieve a specific goal, such as a policy change …   Wikipedia

  • hunger strike — noun a voluntary fast undertaken as a means of protest • Hypernyms: ↑fast, ↑fasting, ↑passive resistance, ↑nonviolent resistance, ↑nonviolence * * * noun, pl ⋯ strikes [count] : the act of refusing to eat as a way of showing that you strongly… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hunger-strike — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ intransitive verb Etymology: hunger strike : to engage in a hunger strike * * * hunger striker. /hung geuhr struyk /, v.i., hunger struck, hunger striking. to go on a hunger strike. [1910 15] * * * hungˈer strike intransitive verb …   Useful english dictionary

  • hunger strike — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms hunger strike : singular hunger strike plural hunger strikes a refusal to eat for a long time, usually by a prisoner protesting against something …   English dictionary

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