hunger strike


Definition of hunger strike

: refusal (as by a prisoner) to eat enough to sustain life

Other Words from hunger strike

hunger striker noun

Examples of hunger strike in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Brazil, which has one of the highest rates of dog ownership in the world, a German Spitz named Pippo went on a hunger strike when his owner, 28-year-old Kelvin Monheit, returned to in-person architecture classes earlier this year. Alex Janin, WSJ, 13 June 2022 Luaty then went on a hunger strike and they were all finally released. Martin Dale, Variety, 12 June 2022 In November 2021, Reed went on a hunger strike, according to his girlfriend. Ivan Pereira, ABC News, 27 Apr. 2022 Sweat missed 16th consecutive meals before he was declared to be on a hunger strike, the doctor said. Audrey Conklin, Fox News, 21 Apr. 2022 He was reportedly kept in solitary confinement for three months before the hunger strike, according to his family. Ivan Pereira, ABC News, 27 Apr. 2022 The day after mass protests demanding his freedom swept across Russia, a team of his doctors released a letter urging him to end the hunger strike., 23 Apr. 2021 This week's hunger strike is the second one that the 30-year-old former US Marine has staged in recent months. Devan Cole And Donald Judd, CNN, 30 Mar. 2022 The hunger strike, led by the militant Islamic Jihad group, comes amid heightened tensions in Israeli detention facilities after the escape of six inmates from a high-security prison last month. Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of hunger strike

1889, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jun 2022

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“Hunger strike.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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