strike down - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theystrike down
he/she/itstrikes down
present participlestriking down
past tensestruck down
past participlestruck down
  1. 1
    [usually passive] to make someone die or become so ill that they can no longer live a normal life

    As a tiny baby she was struck down by polio.

  2. 2
    to hit someone with enough force to make them fall down
See also main entry: strike