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hunger strike

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhunger strikeˈhunger strike noun [countable, uncountable]  EATPROTESTa situation in which someone refuses to eat for a long time in order to protest about something A total of 300 students occupied the building and over 50 went on hunger strike.hunger striker noun [countable]
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hunger strikeOn a couple of occasions, Brian had contemplated a hunger strike.During a hunger strike she asked to go to Confession.University students went on strike, including a hunger strike at Shkodër University.Both Tom and Terry decided to go on hunger strike.went on hunger strikeOf those occupying the headquarters, 23 went on hunger strike from Sept. 12 until Sept. 28.She was twice imprisoned in Holloway, and went on hunger strike.She was imprisoned in Walton gaol, went on hunger strike, and was force-fed eight times before her release.
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