Definition of strafe in English:
- 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.
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Early 20th century: humorous adaptation of the German First World War catchphrase Gott strafe England 'may God punish England'.
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 strafebarf, behalf, calf, chaff, coif, giraffe, Graf, graph, half, laugh, scarf, scrum half, staff, wing half
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