surgical strike

surgical strike
noun
an attack (usually without prior warning) intended to deal only with a specific target
Hypernyms: ↑strike

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surgical strike UK US noun [countable] [singular surgical strike plural surgical strikes]
a military attack, especially by air, that is designed to destroy something specific and to avoid wider damage
Thesaurus: military or armed attackhyponym

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surgical strike,
1. an attack, especially by aircraft, against a specific target to eliminate it without causing much damage to the surrounding area: »

And quick, it was understood, would mean clean—a fact conveyed in the constant bandying-about of “clean sweep,” “precision bombing,” and “surgical strikes” (Washington Monthly).

2. an advertisement, press release, speech, or public statement that is directed against a specific person, problem, or point of view, as in a political campaign: »

Victory requires blowing the current campaign dynamic across the board; surgical strikes won't do (Michael Kramer).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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