strike at somebody

strike at somebody

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • strike somebody from something — ˌstrike sb/sth ˈoff (sth) derived (also ˌstrike sb/sth ˈfrom sth) to remove sb/sth s name from sth, such as the list of members of a professional group • Strike her name off the list. • The docto …   Useful english dictionary

  • strike somebody off — ˌstrike sb/sth ˈoff (sth) derived (also ˌstrike sb/sth ˈfrom sth) to remove sb/sth s name from sth, such as the list of members of a professional group • Strike her name off the list. • The docto …   Useful english dictionary

  • strike somebody off something — ˌstrike sb/sth ˈoff (sth) derived (also ˌstrike sb/sth ˈfrom sth) to remove sb/sth s name from sth, such as the list of members of a professional group • Strike her name off the list. • The docto …   Useful english dictionary

  • strike somebody out — ˌstrike ˈout | ˌstrike sbˈout derived (in ↑baseball) to fail to hit the ball three times and therefore not be allowed to continue hitting; to make sb do this related noun ↑strikeout Main entry: ↑strikederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • strike up something with somebody — ˌstrike ˈup sth (with sb) derived to begin a friendship, a relationship, a conversation, etc • He would often strike up conversations with complete strangers. Main entry: ↑strikederived …   Useful english dictionary

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  • strike back (at somebody) — ˌstrike ˈback (at/against sb) derived to try to harm sb in return for an attack or injury you have received Main entry: ↑strikederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • strike back (against somebody) — ˌstrike ˈback (at/against sb) derived to try to harm sb in return for an attack or injury you have received Main entry: ↑strikederived …   Useful english dictionary

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