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 suddenly die
    • 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 invalidate