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  • 1 strike down — vt: annul nullify the trustee...can strike down transfers J. J. White and R. S. Summers; esp: to declare (a law) illegal and unenforceable the court struck down death penalty provisions L. H. Tribe Merriam Webster’s Dictionary …

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  • 2 strike down — (something) to decide that a law, rule, or order is not legal. The court struck down the law, saying that it was unconstitutional …

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  • 3 strike down — verb 1. cause to die, especially suddenly The disease struck down many young men in the village • Hypernyms: ↑kill • Verb Frames: Something s somebody 2. cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow strike down a tree …

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  • 4 strike down — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms strike down : present tense I/you/we/they strike down he/she/it strikes down present participle striking down past tense struck down past participle struck down 1) [usually passive] to make someone die or… …

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  • 5 strike down — verb a) to cause to suddenly die And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee. b) to knock… …

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  • 6 strike down — phr verb Strike down is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑bug …

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  • 7 strike down — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To cause to fall, as from a shot or blow: bring down, cut down, down, drop, fell1, flatten, floor, ground, knock down, level, prostrate, throw. Slang: deck1. Idiom: lay low. See RISE. II verb See STRIKE …

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  • 8 strike down — 1) PHRASAL VERB: usu passive If someone is struck down, especially by an illness, they are killed or severely harmed. [WRITTEN] [be V ed P] Frank had been struck down by a massive heart attack. [V ed P] ...a great sporting hero, struck down at 49 …

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  • 9 strike down — transitive verb Date: 1779 annul, nullify < the board struck down the appointment >; especially to declare (a law) illegal and unenforceable < the Supreme Court struck down the law > …

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  • 10 strike down something — strike down (something) to decide that a law, rule, or order is not legal. The court struck down the law, saying that it was unconstitutional …

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  • 11 strike — [strīk] vt. struck, struck or occas. (but for vt. 11 commonly and for vt. 8 & 15 usually) stricken, striking, [ME striken, to proceed, flow, strike with rod or sword < OE strican, to go, proceed, advance, akin to Ger streichen < IE * streig …

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  • 12 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)¦ …

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  • 13 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 …

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  • 14 strike — v. & n. v. (past struck; past part. struck or archaic stricken) 1 a tr. subject to an impact. b tr. deliver (a blow) or inflict a blow on. 2 tr. come or bring sharply into contact with (the ship struck a rock). 3 tr. propel or divert with a blow… …

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  • 15 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… …

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  • 16 strike — v 1. hit, smite, thwack, slap, smack, Australian. ding; cuff, buffet, knock, punch, box, sandbag, Scot. dunt, Scot, and North. Eng. paik, Inf. clout, Inf. slug, Inf. whack, Inf. knock [s.o. s] block off, Inf. wallop, Inf. crown, Sl. conk, Dial.… …

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  • 17 strike — 1. verb 1) the teacher struck Mary Syn: hit, slap, smack, beat, thrash, spank, thump, punch, cuff; cane, lash, whip, club; informal clout, schmuck, wallop, belt, whack, thwack …

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  • 18 strike — [[t]stra͟ɪk[/t]] ♦♦ strikes, striking, struck, stricken (The form struck is the past tense and past participle. The form stricken can also be used as the past participle for meanings 6, 17, and 19.) 1) N COUNT: also on N When there is a strike,… …

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  • 19 strike —   1. Hit. Ku i, pepehi, hau, hahau, uhau, kā; kāhoa (as a fish on a hook); kani, kē (as a clock); koe (as a match).   Also: kākā, hoa, hoahoa, kū, kūhewa, kua, hekau, kīpē, kāki i, iliki, pūkē, kōkē, kāpehi, ho oīkā; panapana (gently); pa ē (as… …

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  • 20 Down — 1. adv., prep., adj., v., & n. adv. (superl. downmost) 1 into or towards a lower place, esp. to the ground (fall down; knelt down). 2 in a lower place or position (blinds were down). 3 to or in a place regarded as lower, esp.: a southwards. b… …

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