Meaning of “strike down something” in the English Dictionary


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strike down something

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

(of a court) to decide that a law or rule is illegal and should be ignored:

The court struck down the law on the grounds that it was unconstitutional.

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