strafe

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transitive verb \ˈstrāf, especially British ˈsträf\

Definition of strafe

strafed

strafing

  1. :  to rake (as ground troops) 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.

Origin and Etymology of strafe

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


First Known Use: 1915


STRAFE Defined for English Language Learners

strafe

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transitive verb \ˈstrāf, especially British ˈsträf\

Definition of strafe for English Language Learners

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


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