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noun (plural gheraos)Indian
A protest in which workers prevent employers leaving a place of work until certain demands are met: a gherao was to be conducted at the municipal offices
More example sentences
- Of course, this is followed by walkouts from the Assembly, dharnas, gheraos, bandhs and other forms of agitation.
- The shopkeepers would resort to fasts, protest demonstrations and gheraos.
- To add variety, new forms of coercion, like gheraos, were invented.
From Hindi gherāo 'surround, besiege'.
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