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.
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hunger strike

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

nsciopero della fame
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Dozens of Palestinian administrative detainees in Israeli jails decided to start an open-ended hunger strike on Monday.
HARIPUR -- The workers of Agritech Industry went on hunger strike against what they called unlawful closure of the factory by its management.
QUETTA -- Balochistan Educational Employees action committee Harnai started a five day token hunger strike outside Press club against non-issuance of notification.
Viyalendiran commenced a hunger strike in Batticaloa today.
He was sitting on the hunger strike for the last five days to protest against the "injustice" caused to intermediate students in their final results.
RAMALLAH, Thursday, May 02, 2019 (WAFA) -- Two Palestinians held in administrative detention in Israel without charge or trial and who have been on hunger strike to protest their open-ended detention have called off their fast after reaching a deal with the Israeli authorities for their release, according to the Palestinian Prisoners' Commission.
New Delhi -- The illegally detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Mohammad Yasin Malik, was admitted in a hospital in New Delhi in a serious condition after his health deteriorated during hunger strike in the custody of India's National Investigation Agency (NIA).
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) in a statement on Tuesday said it was following up with concern Palestinian prisoners' conditions in the Israeli prisons following the statement of Gilad Ardan, Israeli Minister of Public Security, on 30 March 2019, threatening that there will be no negotiations with the Palestinian prisoners if they go on a hunger strike.
Since December 16 he has been on hunger strike, living on vitamin B1 and B12 tablets, and one fresh lemonade a day, supplemented with herbal teas and salty water.
Political party leader Mher Yeghiazaryan, arrested in Armenia, died after a 52-day hunger strike. Heralds of human rights, which some time ago raised an unreasonable clamor in connection with the hunger strike of Mehman Huseynov in Azerbaijan, now for some reason remain indifferent.
THIS week I visited Imam Sis, a Newport resident and member of the Kurdish community in Wales, now on week four of an indefinite hunger strike. Kurds have been on hunger strikes, fasts and protests across the world; 200 Kurds marched through Cardiff last weekend.
Eight people held without trial using the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) at the Penang Prison are on a hunger strike to demand they be allowed bail.