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general strike

noun [C] uk   us  
a strike in which most people in a country refuse to work until they are given higher pay or something else that they want
Translations of “general strike”
in Chinese (Traditional) (全國)總罷工,大罷工…
in Chinese (Simplified) (全国性)总罢工,大罢工…
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