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English verb: strike down

1. strike down (social) declare null and void; make ineffective


SamplesCancel the election results.
Strike down a law.


Synonymscancel


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adjudge, declare, hold


Narrower (hyponym)annul, annul, avoid, countermand, invalidate, lift, nullify, overturn, quash, recall, remit, repeal, rescind, reverse, revoke, vacate, void, write off

2. strike down (contact) cause to die, especially suddenly


SamplesThe disease struck down many young men in the village.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)kill

3. strike down (contact) cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow


SamplesStrike down a tree.
Lightning struck down the hikers.


ExamplesThey strike down the trees


Synonymscut down, drop, fell


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut


Narrower (hyponym)chop down, cut, log, lumber, poleax, poleaxe


Causecome down, descend, fall, go down









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