Share this entry

Share this page

strafe

Saltos de línea: strafe
Pronunciación: /strɑːf
 
, streɪf
 
/

Definición de strafe en inglés:

verbo

[with object]
Attack repeatedly with bombs or machine-gun fire from low-flying aircraft: military aircraft strafed the village
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Then the village is burned to the ground as those trying to escape are bombed and strafed by aircraft.
  • Unopposed for much of the raid, they dive bombed ordinary streets, strafing them with machine gun fire.
  • Several enemy aircraft were strafed and destroyed and airfield buildings were attacked.

sustantivo

Volver al principio  
An attack from low-flying aircraft: next morning they were to carry out a strafe of airfields in southern Greece
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Remember that a well-placed strafe will chew up an airplane on the ground.

Origen

early 20th century: humorous adaptation of the German First World War catchphrase Gott strafe England 'may God punish England'.

More
  • This term for ‘to attack from low-flying aircraft’ was a humorous adaptation of the German First World War catchphrase Gott strafe England ‘may God punish England’.

Words that rhyme with strafe

barf, behalf, calf, chaff, coif, giraffe, Graf, graph, half, laugh, scarf, scrum half, staff, wing half

Definición de strafe en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día Noel
Pronunciación: nəʊˈɛl
noun
Christmas…