hunger-strike

[ huhng-ger-strahyk ]
/ ˈhʌŋ gərˌstraɪk /

verb (used without object), hun·ger-struck, hun·ger-strik·ing.

to go on a hunger strike.

Origin of hunger-strike

First recorded in 1910–15

Related forms

hunger striker, noun

Definition for hunger-strike (2 of 2)

hunger strike


noun

a deliberate refusal to eat, undertaken in protest against imprisonment, improper treatment, objectionable conditions, etc.

Origin of hunger strike

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for hunger-strike

hunger strike


noun

a voluntary fast undertaken, usually by a prisoner, as a means of protest

Derived Forms

hunger striker, noun
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