Examples of strafe in a Sentence
The planes strafed the town.
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Even before Maria strafed the region, a record number of Puerto Ricans were realizing that the declining island might be where their heart is but cannot be where their feet stay.
Kids will swoon over Baltazar’s illustrations of World War II fighters strafing robots as pteranodons swoop by.
As the Luftwaffe strafes 400,000 sitting ducks on the beach, a desperate evacuation begins.
The hurricane center said Thursday afternoon that should Irma’s eye move through the center of the state, extreme winds and heavy rains could strafe an area that has millions of residents, from Miami in the east to Naples on the Gulf Coast.
Fox likely is out, as likely as the spasm of fear that strafed any Bears fan or observer who came across that report before the Bears faced the Browns.
People, mostly children, are literally starving, and these are the ones not being strafed by weapons purchased from the United States.
Prosecutors showed photographs from the street taken after the blast, with an SUV looking like it had been strafed by gunfire, the street blanketed in evidence-collection markers where shrapnel was found.
Last Monday, Chris Msando, the senior official in charge of Kenya’s electoral information systems, was found dead, his body strafed with signs of torture.
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Origin and Etymology of strafe
First Known Use: 1915See Words from the same year
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Definition of strafe for English Language Learners
: to attack (something) with machine guns from low-flying airplanes
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