strike down

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strike down (third-person singular simple present strikes down, present participle striking down, simple past struck down, past participle struck down or stricken down)

  1. to kill someone or something; to cause to die suddenly
    • 1994, Pulp Fiction
      And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.
  2. to knock down
  3. to prostrate by illness
  4. to invalidate