Definition of hunger strike noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


hunger strike

BrE BrE//ˈhʌŋɡə straɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʌŋɡər straɪk//
[countable, uncountable] Protest
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the act of refusing to eat for a long period of time in order to protest about something to be on/go on hunger strike Wordfindercivil disobedience, demonstrate, hunger strike, march, occupy, placard, protest, riot, sabotage, uprising See related entries: Protest
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