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general strike

noun
1.
a mass strike in all or many trades and industries in a section or in all parts of a country.
Origin of general strike
1800-1810
An Americanism dating back to 1800-10
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general strike

noun
1.
a strike by all or most of the workers of a country, province, city, etc, esp (caps.) such a strike that took place in Britain in 1926
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A strike of all of the workers in a nation or area. General strikes are usually brief and designed to show the unity of the working class.

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Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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