Meaning of “strike sth down” in the English Dictionary

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"strike sth down" in British English

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strike sth down

US specialized
phrasal verb with strike uk /straɪk/ us /straɪk/ verb struck, struck

to rule that a law is illegal and should not be obeyed:

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