hunger strike


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

hunger strike

n.
A voluntary fast undertaken as a means of political protest, as by a prisoner.

hunger striker n.

hunger strike

n
(Sociology) a voluntary fast undertaken, usually by a prisoner, as a means of protest
hunger striker n

hun′ger strike`


n.
a deliberate refusal to eat, undertaken in protest, as against imprisonment or social injustice.
[1885–90]
hun′ger-strike`, v.i. -struck, strik•ing.
hun′ger strik`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hunger strike - a voluntary fast undertaken as a means of protesthunger strike - a voluntary fast undertaken as a means of protest
fast, fasting - abstaining from food
nonviolence, nonviolent resistance, passive resistance - peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate
Translations
إضْراب عن الطَّعام
hladovka
sultestrejke
éhségsztrájk
hungurverkfall
hladovka

hunger strike

n to be on (a) hunger strikesich im Hungerstreik befinden; to go on (a) hunger strikein (den) Hungerstreik treten

hunger strike

nsciopero della fame

hunger

(ˈhaŋgə) noun
1. the desire for food. A cheese roll won't satisfy my hunger.
2. the state of not having enough food. Poor people in many parts of the world are dying of hunger.
3. any strong desire. a hunger for love.
verb
(usually with for) to long for (eg affection, love).
ˈhungry adjective
wanting or needing food etc. a hungry baby; I'm hungry – I haven't eaten all day; He's hungry for adventure.
ˈhungrily adverb
ˈhungriness noun
hunger strike
a refusal to eat, as a form of protest or to force (someone) to agree to certain demands etc. The prisoners went on hunger strike as a protest against prison discipline.
References in periodicals archive ?
LE BARDO (TAP) - National Constituent Assembly (NCA) Speaker Mustapha Ben Jaafar went on Thursday to discuss with constituent members Mohamed Ibrahmi (People's Movement) and Ahmed Khaskhoussi (Socialist Democrats Movement) who have been on hunger strike for 11 days.
GAZA, Sept 16 (KUNA) -- Health condition of three Palestinian detainees held by Israel is worsening due to their hunger strike, according to a statement released by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Sunday.
NNA - 22/04/2012 - Up to 1350 Palestinian detainees reportedly observed an open hunger strike in protest against their appalling imprisonment conditions and regular torture at the hands of Israeli jailers.
There is operational information about relationship of hunger strike of prisoners and resignation of ex-Speaker of the Parliament Ahmatbek Keldibekov, which is checked now, State Penitentiary Service Chair Sheishenbek Baizakov said at today's meeting of the parliamentary committee for defense and security.
The two men, both 28, revealed that they had gone on a 17-day hunger strike in February to protest the fact that they were receiving no mail from their families.
KILLER Stephen Griffiths has given up his hunger strike after 120 days.
Manama A Kuwaiti activist detained last week on charges of instigating to overthrow the government has ended his hunger strike, his lawyer said.
Two of the protestors have been on hunger strike after three workers were sacked for downloading an email containing pornography.
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) representatives have met detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and found her to be in good health and not on a rumored hunger strike, the Myanmar government announced Saturday.
In 1981 he became the first of 10 Republican prisoners to die on hunger strike.
Richard Gere met Monday with six Tibetans on a hunger strike to demand a U.