strafe

verb \ ˈstrāf , especially British ˈsträf \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of strafe

strafed; strafing
transitive verb
: to rake (ground troops, an airfield, etc.) with fire at close range and especially with machine-gun fire from low-flying aircraft

strafe

noun

strafer

noun

Examples of strafe in a Sentence

  1. The planes strafed the town.

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Origin and Etymology of strafe

German Gott strafe England may God punish England, German propaganda slogan during World War I


STRAFE Defined for English Language Learners

strafe

verb

Definition of strafe for English Language Learners

  • : to attack (something) with machine guns from low-flying airplanes


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