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Meaning of “hunger strike” - Learner’s Dictionary

hunger strike

noun [C, U]    
a situation in which someone, especially a prisoner, refuses to eat in order to show that they strongly disagree with something: The prisoners went on hunger strike.Activism and pressure groups
Translations of “hunger strike”
in Chinese (Traditional) 絕食抗議…
in Russian голодовка…
in Turkish açlık grevi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 绝食抗议…
in Polish głodówka, strajk głodowy…
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