hunger-strike

[huhng-ger-strahyk]

Origin of hunger-strike

First recorded in 1910–15
Related formshunger striker, noun

hunger strike

noun
  1. 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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Related Words for hunger-strike

fasting

Examples from the Web for hunger-strike

Contemporary Examples of hunger-strike

  • Two days ago the news of an agreement between Israel and the Palestinian prisoners to end the hunger-strike broke.

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    Prisoners of Process

    Hanan Ashrawi

    May 16, 2012

Historical Examples of hunger-strike


British Dictionary definitions for hunger-strike

hunger strike

noun
  1. a voluntary fast undertaken, usually by a prisoner, as a means of protest
Derived Formshunger striker, noun
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