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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 ?
Mr Adams said: "She was a strong, inspirational woman who, like all families of the hunger strikers, bore immense pain but stood by her son Bobby during the darkest of times.
Al-Quds reported head of the Committee of Prisonersae1/4ao Affairs Issa Qaraqe warning the health conditions of hunger strikers have become ae1/4oevery criticalae1/4Ci and expressing concerns over possible deaths of hunger strikers.
Bethlehem/PNN/ The Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC) reported yesterday that Israeli forces wounded 164 Palestinians as they cracked down on protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in solidarity with hunger strikers.
Elsewhere across the occupied Palestinian territory, supporters of the hunger strikers, who entered the 24th day of their strike, organized a number of actions to show their backing of the prisoner movement, Ma'an reported.
The Palestinian hunger strikers have made a range of demands, from better medical care to access to telephones.
IMMIGRANT rights group KISA urged Interior minister Socratis Hasikos on Friday to step in and ensure he kept the promise given to the Kurdish hunger strikers whom he had convinced to stop the strike by saying he would prioritise their citizenship applications.
We don't want lies, we want our houses," said ME-yesser Dulundu, speaking to HE-rriyet on behalf of the hunger strikers.
The NCHR has not stopped following up on the hunger strikers and is conducting ongoing visits.
One of the hunger strikers, author Manon Steffan Ros, of Tywyn, Gwynedd, said: "Very simply, there's no right in Wales to refuse planning permission because of its language impact alone.
The White House issued a statement after the approximately 40-minute visit that said Obama thanked the hunger strikers ''for their sacrifice and dedication and told them that the country is behind them on immigration reform.
The 2006 World Medical Association's Declaration of Malta on Hunger Strikers contains international guidelines for the management of hunger strikes.
US authorities put the number of hunger strikers at 37, a four-fold increase since the first tally released on March 11.