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English definition of “strike a blow against/at sth”

strike a blow against/at sth

to do something that harms something severely: Her resignation has struck a blow against the company's plans for expansion.Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
(Definition of strike a blow against/at sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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