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verb

(tr, adverb) to cause to die, esp suddenlyhe was struck down in his prime

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strike down

1

Fell with a blow or misfortune, as in The tree was struck down by lightning, or He was struck down by tuberculosis while in his twenties. [Late 1400s]

2

Render ineffective, cancel, especially in a legal context. For example, The appeals court struck down the verdict. [Late 1800s]

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