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Definition 1: an attack of machine-gun fire or cannon fire from a low flying airplane - [noun denoting act]

Samples where strafe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the next morning they carried out a strafe of enemy airfields

(strafe is a kind of ...) (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)

"the attack began at dawn"

Definition 2: attack with machine guns or cannon fire from a low-flying plane - [verb of competition]

Samples where strafe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • civilians were strafed in an effort to force the country's surrender

(strafe is a kind of ...) launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with

"Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II" "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"

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