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STRAFE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does strafe mean? 

STRAFE (noun)
  The noun STRAFE has 1 sense:

1. an attack of machine-gun fire or cannon fire from a low flying airplane

  Familiarity information: STRAFE used as a noun is very rare.


STRAFE (verb)
  The verb STRAFE has 1 sense:

1. attack with machine guns or cannon fire from a low-flying plane

  Familiarity information: STRAFE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STRAFE (noun)


Sense 1strafe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An attack of machine-gun fire or cannon fire from a low flying airplane

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

the next morning they carried out a strafe of enemy airfields

Hypernyms ("strafe" is a kind of...):

attack; onrush; onset; onslaught ((military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons))


STRAFE (verb)


Sense 1strafe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attack with machine guns or cannon fire from a low-flying plane

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Context example:

civilians were strafed in an effort to force the country's surrender

Hypernyms (to "strafe" is one way to...):

assail; attack (launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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