strike force

noun

Definition of strike force

1 : an armed force equipped to deliver a strong offensive or retaliatory blow
2 : a team of federal agents assigned to investigate organized crime in a specific area

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The centre-back kept Spurs' strike force quiet for the majority of the match, and threw himself in front of every dangerous opportunity that the home side created. SI.com, "Tottenham 3-1 Aston Villa: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Subdued Spurs Sneak Past Valiant Villa," 10 Aug. 2019 Proposed by Newsom based on the recommendations of his wildfire strike force, the measure zipped through both houses in two weeks, a speed permitted only for the most greased bills. George Skelton, The Mercury News, "Skelton: With new wildfire law, Newsom didn’t let perfect be the enemy of good," 19 July 2019 Proposed by Newsom based on the recommendations of his wildfire strike force, the measure zipped through both houses in two weeks, a speed permitted only for the most greased bills. George Skelton, The Mercury News, "Skelton: With new wildfire law, Newsom didn’t let perfect be the enemy of good," 19 July 2019 The strike forced the World Series to be canceled for the first time since 1904. San Diego Union-Tribune, ".394 — It’s been 25 years since strike wiped out Gwynn’s chance to hit .400," 10 Aug. 2019 Proposed by Newsom based on the recommendations of his wildfire strike force, the measure zipped through both houses in two weeks, a speed permitted only for the most greased bills. George Skelton, The Mercury News, "Skelton: With new wildfire law, Newsom didn’t let perfect be the enemy of good," 19 July 2019 Haradinaj was a top ethnic Albanian rebel commander during the conflict which resulted in more than 10,000 people killed before NATO air strikes forced Serbia to pull out. Washington Post, "Serbia’s president says Kosovo PM’s resignation is a ‘trick’," 20 July 2019 Proposed by Newsom based on the recommendations of his wildfire strike force, the measure zipped through both houses in two weeks, a speed permitted only for the most greased bills. George Skelton, The Mercury News, "Skelton: With new wildfire law, Newsom didn’t let perfect be the enemy of good," 19 July 2019 Your next assignment was in San Diego supervising a Mexican drug trafficking strike force, at a time when the Arellano Felix brothers were in control of Tijuana’s routes. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego’s new FBI boss talks drug cartels, drones and domestic terrorism," 22 July 2019

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First Known Use of strike force

1955, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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strike force

noun

English Language Learners Definition of strike force

: a military force that is ready to attack
US : a team of federal agents assigned to investigate organized crime in a specific area

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