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|Verb||1.||strike 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"|
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1. To deliver a powerful blow to suddenly and sharply:
bash, catch, clout, hit, knock, pop, slam, slog, slug, smash, smite, sock, swat, thwack, whack, wham, whop.
Idioms: let someone have it, sock it to someone.
2. To set upon with violent force:
3. To bring great harm or suffering to:
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).
7. To evoke a usually strong mental or emotional response from:
1. The act of attacking:
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vi → zurückschlagen; (fig also) → sich wehren, sich zur Wehr setzen; to strike back at somebody → jds Angriff (acc) → erwidern; (fig) → sich gegen jdn wehren or zur Wehr setzen
vt sep → zurückschlagen
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