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strike sth down

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verb uk phrasal verb with strike   /straɪk/ (struck, struck) us  
to rule that a law is illegal and should not be obeyed: The courts struck down local segregation laws because they violated the federal constitution.
Translations of “strike sth down”
in Chinese (Traditional) 裁定非法(規定某一法律條文非法,不應遵守)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 裁定非法(规定某一法律条文非法,不应遵守)…
(Definition of strike sth down from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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