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

Examples of strike force in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That left a handful of strike force teammates, including Giuliani, Powell and Ellis, who has booked her TV hits without the campaign’s permission and told others that being on TV is key to success. Washington Post, "Rudy Giuliani’s post-election meltdown starts to become literal," 21 Nov. 2020 The strike force report said the retooling will ideally reduce the cases that need manual reviews to 10% from the current 40%. Carolyn Said, SFChronicle.com, "New jobless claims stay steady as California faces unemployment ‘reset’," 24 Sep. 2020 The strike force testing of 463 workers in May found 12 active cases of covid-19 and at least 106 people with antibodies, which are evidence of past infection. Anchorage Daily News, "The code: How genetic science helped expose a secret coronavirus outbreak," 24 Sep. 2020 The strike force testing of 463 workers in May found 12 active cases of covid-19 and at least 106 people with antibodies, which are evidence of past infection. Washington Post, "The outbreak," 24 Sep. 2020 DeWine asked the strike force to look at other health concerns and social issues that affect health -- such as disease, poverty and infant and maternal mortality. cleveland, "Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announces new plan requiring state agencies to advance racial equity," 13 Aug. 2020 Last month, the USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan exercised together in the sea as a two-carrier strike force. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "In Warning to America, China Tests Carrier-Killer Missiles," 26 Aug. 2020 On Sunday night in Lisbon, Lewandowski and Bayern Munich won a desperately close Champions League final 1-0 over Paris Saint-Germain, shutting down the most expensive strike force in the world of Neymar and Kylian Mbappé. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "Bayern Edges PSG to Win Champions League Title," 23 Aug. 2020 The strike force report didn’t just look at the coronavirus. cleveland, "Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announces new plan requiring state agencies to advance racial equity," 13 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of strike force

1955, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 Nov 2020

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“Strike force.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strike%20force. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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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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