Synonyms for strafe

Grammar : Verb
Spell : streyf, strahf
Phonetic Transcription : streɪf, strɑf

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Définition of strafe

Origin :
  • 1915, "punish, attack," picked up by British soldiers from German strafen "to punish" (from Proto-Germanic *stræf-), in slogan Gott strafe England "May God punish England," current in Germany c.1914-16 at the start of World War I. The word used for many kinds of attack at first; meaning "shoot up ground positions from low-flying aircraft" emerged as the main sense 1942. Related: Strafed; strafing.
  • As in raid : verb attack, pillage
  • As in bomb : verb detonate weapon
  • As in bombard : verb assault, attack
Example sentences :
  • MORE leaves the window—his face distorted by the strafe of his emotions.
  • Extract from : « The Mob (Third Series Plays) » by John Galsworthy
  • When they did grasp it they began to strafe us, and they kep' it up hard all day.
  • Extract from : « Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 26, 1916 » by Various
  • Murmuring something that sounded dangerously like "Strafe rules!"
  • Extract from : « A harum-scarum schoolgirl » by Angela Brazil
  • Gott strafe the English, and in particular your detestable little boy.
  • Extract from : « With Haig on the Somme » by D. H. Parry
  • If I did my duty as a special, I should "strafe" her for that.'
  • Extract from : « Five Tales » by John Galsworthy
  • I havent seen such a bonzer target to strafe since we was in Gllipoli.
  • Extract from : « Grapes of wrath » by Boyd Cable
  • My parting remark to him was: "Take care they don't 'strafe' you."
  • Extract from : « With the Zionists in Gallipoli » by John Henry Patterson
  • "They strafe this part fairly often," said the major unconcernedly.
  • Extract from : « Servants of the Guns » by Jeffery E. Jeffery
  • My advice is to put your men into that ditch and keep them there until the strafe is over.
  • Extract from : « Now It Can Be Told » by Philip Gibbs
  • Two of my men, two corporals, are getting Divisional cards of merit for their work and pluck in the strafe the other day.
  • Extract from : « Letters from France » by Isaac Alexander Mack

Antonyms for strafe

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