Meaning of “hunger strike” in the English Dictionary

"hunger strike" in British English

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hunger strikenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈhʌŋ.ɡə ˌstraɪk/ us /ˈhʌŋ.ɡɚ ˌstraɪk/

the act of refusing to eat in order to make a protest:

The prisoners have gone on (a) hunger strike to protest about prison conditions.
hunger striker
noun [ C ] uk us

(Definition of “hunger strike” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hunger strike" in American English

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hunger strikenoun [ C ]

us /ˈhʌŋ·ɡər ˌstrɑɪk/

a period when someone such as a prisoner refuses to eat, usually to show strong opposition to something

(Definition of “hunger strike” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)