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Definition of strafe verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

strafe

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//strɑːf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//streɪf//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they strafe
BrE BrE//strɑːf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//streɪf//
 
he / she / it strafes
BrE BrE//strɑːfs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//streɪfs//
 
past simple strafed
BrE BrE//strɑːft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//streɪft//
 
past participle strafed
BrE BrE//strɑːft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//streɪft//
 
-ing form strafing
BrE BrE//ˈstrɑːfɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstreɪfɪŋ//
 
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strafe something to attack a place with bullets or bombs from an aircraft flying low Military aircraft strafed the village. The big guy with the big gun strafed the place. See related entries: Conflict Word Origin early 20th cent.: humorous adaptation of the German First World War catchphrase Gott strafe England ‘may God punish England’.
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