hunger strike

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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 ?
My daughter had not yet been born when we bought our house, and now she is 4 years old," said hunger striker Jale Acar.
The offer by the hunger striker was made through Fr John Magee, the Newry-born priest who visited Sands at Long Kesh in April 1981 and who went on to be papal secretary to three popes.
Fortunately, standards and policies are in place that a jail or prison can rely upon when managing the individual hunger striker.
The World Medical Association, a confederation of international physicians' organizations, recommends that physicians ascertain that the hunger striker does not have a mental health issue that undermines their ability to make decisions, and that their decision to fast or refuse treatment is not coerced.
The court said "administrative detention causes unease to every judge" but was a "necessary evil" because Israel is "constantly fighting terror", A month ago, Israel released hunger striker Khader Adnan, an Islamic Jihad member, amid concern he would die.
The History of the Palestinian Captive Movement Hunger Strike and the Story of Khader Adnan Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan has gained global attention for his plight and raised great concern.
1981: Hunger striker elected MP Imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands has been elected to Westminster as the MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone.
Hunger concerns the final weeks of hunger striker Bobby Sands.
RICKY TOMLINSON and Jimmy McGovern have thrown their support behind a Belfast hunger striker.
REPUBLICANS have held a series of events across Ireland to mark 25 years since hunger striker Bobby Sands died.
Iron Jawed Angels'' explores both the grisly - and the girly - side of the suffrage movement: Wrenching depictions of vicious force-feedings of a hunger striker go hand-in-hand with girl talk of boys and hats; we even watch as Swank's character, Alice Paul, pleasures herself in a bathtub while recalling a pleasant day out with a gentleman caller.
REPUBLICANS are demanding an apology from a US news channel after comments made by a presenter about IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands.