strike back


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Verb1.strike back - make a counterattack and return like for like, especially evil for evilstrike back - make a counterattack and return like for like, especially evil for evil; "The Empire strikes back"; "The Giants struck back and won the opener"; "The Israeli army retaliated for the Hamas bombing"
strike, hit - make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target; "The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939"; "We must strike the enemy's oil fields"; "in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2"

strike

verb
1. To deliver a powerful blow to suddenly and sharply:
Informal: biff, bop, clip, wallop.
Slang: belt, conk, paste.
Idioms: let someone have it, sock it to someone.
2. To set upon with violent force:
3. To bring great harm or suffering to:
4. To grasp at (something) eagerly, forcibly, and abruptly with the jaws:
5. To give forth or cause to give forth a clear, resonant sound:
6. To remove or invalidate by or as if by running a line through or wiping clean.Also used with out:
annul, blot (out), cancel, cross (off or out), delete, efface, erase, expunge, obliterate, rub (out), scratch (out), undo, wipe (out), x (out).
Law: vacate.
7. To evoke a usually strong mental or emotional response from:
8. To enter a person's mind:
9. To have a sudden overwhelming effect on:
10. To cease working in support of demands made upon an employer:
Idiom: go on strike.
phrasal verb
strike back
To return like for like, especially to return an unfriendly or hostile action with a similar one:
phrasal verb
strike down
To cause to fall, as from a shot or blow:
Slang: deck.
Idiom: lay low.
phrasal verb
strike out
To proceed in a specified direction:
noun
2. Something that has been discovered:
Translations

w>strike back

vizurückschlagen; (fig also)sich wehren, sich zur Wehr setzen; to strike back at somebodyjds Angriff (acc)erwidern; (fig)sich gegen jdn wehren or zur Wehr setzen
vt sepzurückschlagen
References in classic literature ?
The next day the starboard watch, to which we both belonged, was to be sent ashore on liberty; and, availing ourselves of this opportunity, we determined, as soon after landing as possible, to separate ourselves from the rest of the men without exciting their suspicions, and strike back at once for the mountains.
It did no damage, though he howled with a sudden increase of rage at my daring to strike back.
When we are struck at without a reason, we should strike back again very hard; I am sure we should--so hard as to teach the person who struck us never to do it again.
She was to be made to step aside, was she, with no weapon with which to strike back and no armor with which to protect herself?
But why, when the path lay open before your eyes, did you not strike back on your own trail (it is not so blind as that which a squirrel would make), and bring in the tidings to Edward?
They struck, but no one was permitted to strike back, for behind them were the prison cells and the clubs of the stupid policemen--paid and professional fighters and beaters-up of men.
Being in Strike Back has been an insane journey," says Sullivan, 37.
THE action is as bloody, the locations as exotic, the vests as sweaty and the dialogue as clunky as ever as Strike Back buffs itself up for a fourth series.
ROBSON GREEN is taking a break on the set of MI6 action series Strike Back in Budapest when he confides that it was "pretty intimidating" to meet his two Hulk-like co-stars, Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton, for the first time.
If war is inevitable, Syria will strike back, says the temporary acting Ambassador of Syria in Sofia, Bashar Safehey.
We will strike back with an iron fist at anyone tempted to tamper with the security of the country or its citizens,"he said.
One of his books, Strike Back, has just been turned into a major new drama by Sky One, starring Richard Armitage as John Porter, a burned-out special forces soldier haunted by the past.