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strike back

Definition of strike back in English:

1Retaliate: he struck back at critics who claim he is too negative
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  • Now his enemies have struck back at him in a lawless and cowardly fashion.
  • They struck back at New York's finest, and the movement to attain full civil rights was born.
  • Should you strike back against hackers if the police can't do anything?
2(Of a gas burner) burn from an internal point before the gas has become mixed with air.
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