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English definition of “strike down something”

strike down something

verb phrasal verb with strike  /strɑɪk/ ( past tense and past participle struck  /strʌk/) us  
(of a court) to decide that a law or rule is illegal and should be ignored: The court struck down the law on the grounds that it was unconstitutional.
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