strike down

Definitions of strike down
  1. verb
    cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
    strike down a tree”
    “Lightning struck down the hikers”
    synonyms: cut down, drop, fell
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    chop down
    cut down
    poleax, poleaxe
    fell with or as if with a poleax
    log, lumber
    cut lumber, as in woods and forests
    cut
    fell by sawing; hew
    type of:
    cut
    separate with or as if with an instrument
  2. verb
    cause to die, especially suddenly
    “The disease struck down many young men in the village”
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    kill
    deprive of life
  3. verb
    declare null and void; make ineffective
    strike down a law”
    synonyms: cancel
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    annul, countermand, lift, overturn, repeal, rescind, reverse, revoke, vacate
    cancel officially
    remit
    release from (claims, debts, or taxes)
    write off
    cancel (a debt)
    annihilate, annul, avoid, invalidate, nullify, quash, void
    declare invalid
    recall
    make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution
    go back on, renege, renege on, renegue on
    fail to fulfill a promise or obligation
    break
    invalidate by judicial action
    retire
    withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds
    stet
    printing: cancel, as of a correction or deletion
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    adjudge, declare, hold
    declare to be
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