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strike sth down

US specialized
verb uk phrasal verb with strike   /straɪk/ (struck, struck) us  
to rule that a law is illegal and should not be obeyed: The courts struck down local segregation laws because they violated the federal constitution.
Translations of “strike sth down”
in Chinese (Traditional) 裁定非法(規定某一法律條文非法,不應遵守)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 裁定非法(规定某一法律条文非法,不应遵守)…
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