The evening “strafe” had just ended, and the German guns would reopen fire on the trenches about five in the morning.
Murmuring something that sounded dangerously like "strafe rules!"
A short stay in the "enemy's area" during a strafe might be recommended for politicians and arranged by their constituents.
I havent seen such a bonzer target to strafe since we was in Gllipoli.
A visitor held the bones straight while I was doing this and strafe did not struggle a particle.
My parting remark to him was: "Take care they don't 'strafe' you."
"Red Flight, strafe ground planes," ordered the voice of the Squadron Leader.
"They strafe this part fairly often," said the major unconcernedly.
Immediately, a couple of airjeeps pounced in, to strafe the fleeing enemy.
Two of my men, two corporals, are getting Divisional cards of merit for their work and pluck in the strafe the other day.
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.