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Definitions and Synonyms of strike down | Another word for strike down | What is strike down?

Definition 1: cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow - [verb of contact]

Samples where strike down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • strike down a tree
  • Lightning struck down the hikers

Synonyms for strike down in the sense of this definition

(strike down is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

(... is a kind of strike down ) cut down

"George chopped down the cherry tree"

(... is a kind of strike down ) fell with or as if with a poleax

(... is a kind of strike down ) cut lumber, as in woods and forests

(... is a kind of strike down ) fell by sawing; hew

"The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia"

(strike down causes ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

Definition 2: cause to die, especially suddenly - [verb of contact]

Samples where strike down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The disease struck down many young men in the village

(strike down is a kind of ...) deprive of life

"AIDS has killed thousands in Africa"

Samples where strike down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Cancel the election results
  • strike down a law

Synonyms for strike down in the sense of this definition

(strike down is a kind of ...) declare to be

"She was declared incompetent" "judge held that the defendant was innocent"

(... is a kind of strike down ) cancel officially

"He revoked the ban on smoking" "lift an embargo" "vacate a death sentence"

(... is a kind of strike down ) release from (claims, debts, or taxes)

"The taxes were remitted"

(... is a kind of strike down ) cancel (a debt)

(... is a kind of strike down ) declare invalid

"The contract was annulled" "void a plea"

(... is a kind of strike down ) make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution

"The company recalled the product when it was found to be faulty"

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