Meaning of “strike back” in the English Dictionary

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

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strike back

phrasal verb with strike us /strɑɪk/ verb past tense and past participle struck /strʌk/

to attack someone who has attacked you; retaliate:

When you bully people long enough they are going to strike back.

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