hunger strike Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “hunger strike” in the English Dictionary

"hunger strike" in British English

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hunger strikenoun [C or U]

uk   us  
the ​act of ​refusing to ​eat in ​order to make a ​protest: The ​prisoners have gone on (a) ​hungerstrike to ​protest about ​prisonconditions.
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 ​prisonerrefuses to ​eat, usually to show ​strongopposition to something
(Definition of hunger strike from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hunger strike”
in Chinese (Simplified) 绝食抗议…
in Turkish açlık grevi…
in Russian голодовка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 絕食抗議…
in Polish głodówka, strajk głodowy…
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