Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb strike_down

3 senses of strike down

Sense 1
cancel, strike down -- (declare null and void; make ineffective; "Cancel the election results"; "strike down a law")
       => declare, adjudge, hold -- (declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent")

Sense 2
strike down -- (cause to die, especially suddenly; "The disease struck down many young men in the village")
       => kill -- (deprive of life; "AIDS has killed thousands in Africa")

Sense 3
fell, drop, strike down, cut down -- (cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; "strike down a tree"; "Lightning struck down the hikers")
       => cut -- (separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope")

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