strike down something

strike down something
strike down (something) to decide that a law, rule, or order is not legal.

The court struck down the law, saying that it was unconstitutional.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • strike down — (something) to decide that a law, rule, or order is not legal. The court struck down the law, saying that it was unconstitutional …   New idioms dictionary

  • strike down — verb 1. cause to die, especially suddenly The disease struck down many young men in the village • Hypernyms: ↑kill • Verb Frames: Something s somebody 2. cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow strike down a tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • strike — [strīk] vt. struck, struck or occas. (but for vt. 11 commonly and for vt. 8 & 15 usually) stricken, striking, [ME striken, to proceed, flow, strike with rod or sword < OE strican, to go, proceed, advance, akin to Ger streichen < IE * streig …   English World dictionary

  • strike — strike1 W3S3 [straık] v past tense and past participle struck [strʌk] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(hit)¦ 2¦(hit with hand/weapon etc)¦ 3¦(thought/idea)¦ 4 strike somebody as (being) something 5¦(stop work)¦ 6¦(attack)¦ 7¦(harm)¦ 8¦(something bad happens)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • strike — strike1 [ straık ] (past tense and past participle struck [ strʌk ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 hit against ▸ 2 hit with hand, etc. ▸ 3 make violent attack ▸ 4 protest by not working ▸ 5 affect someone/something suddenly ▸ 6 when you think something ▸ 7 press …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • strike */*/*/ — I UK [straɪk] / US verb Word forms strike : present tense I/you/we/they strike he/she/it strikes present participle striking past tense struck UK [strʌk] / US past participle struck 1) [intransitive/transitive] formal to hit against, or to crash… …   English dictionary

  • strike — [[t]stra͟ɪk[/t]] ♦♦ strikes, striking, struck, stricken (The form struck is the past tense and past participle. The form stricken can also be used as the past participle for meanings 6, 17, and 19.) 1) N COUNT: also on N When there is a strike,… …   English dictionary

  • Down — 1. adv., prep., adj., v., & n. adv. (superl. downmost) 1 into or towards a lower place, esp. to the ground (fall down; knelt down). 2 in a lower place or position (blinds were down). 3 to or in a place regarded as lower, esp.: a southwards. b… …   Useful english dictionary

  • down — 1. adv., prep., adj., v., & n. adv. (superl. downmost) 1 into or towards a lower place, esp. to the ground (fall down; knelt down). 2 in a lower place or position (blinds were down). 3 to or in a place regarded as lower, esp.: a southwards. b… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Something Positive — logo, Mr. Personality. Author(s) R. K. Milholland Website http:/ …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”