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Definition of "strike down" [strike down]

  • To cause to suddenly die (verb)
  • To knock down (verb)
  • To invalidate (verb)

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Use "strike down" in a sentence
  • "I was hard pressed to defend myself and yet not strike down Sab Than and, with him, my last chance to win the woman I loved."
  • "Bareheaded Alexander on the left raises his spear to strike down King Darius on his chariot with outstretched hand at the battle of Gaugamela in northern Iraq."
  • "When they asked him to take away many of the privileges reserved to the smaller States, he reminded them that, though Mecklenburg and the Saxon duchies were helpless before the increased power of the Prussian Crown, they were protected by Prussian promises, and that a King of Prussia, though he might strike down his enemies, must always fulfil in spirit and in letter his obligations to his friends."
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