strike back


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strike back (at someone or something)

to return the blows of someone or something; to return the attack of someone or something. The victim struck back at the mugger and scared him away. The victim struck back in the courts.
See also: back, strike

strike back

v.
To deliver a return attack; counterattack: The rebels struck back at the government forces.
See also: back, strike
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Tales From Northumberland With Robson Green starts on ITV on Monday, October 28 at 8pm, Strike Back returns to Sky1 the same night at 9pm.
He said: "From my point of view, once they bought Strike Back, I thought it would be better to hand it over to them.
According to another memo, Project Strike Back ended in June 2006.
Plenty of schooling and his Gowran experience stood to Strike Back when he ran at Down Royal two weeks ago.
Strike Back won his first two races over hurdles and can be forgiven his poor run at Naas in January, when he finished tailed off but in front of subsequent Supreme Novices' Hurdle runner-up War Of Attrition.
CARDIFF: UCI (08700 102030): Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (PG); Spy Game (15); Kiss of the Dragon (18); Bandits (12); Zoolander (12); Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (18); The Others (12); The 51st State (18); A Christmas Carol (U); Riding in Cars with Boys (12); The Ghost of Mars (fri/sat only) (15); Atlantis (sat/sun only) (U); The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (PG).
This proved true for First Union's former boss Crutchfield, who is considered infamous for his attempts to strike back at analysts who criticized his management style and acquisitions strategy.
A strike back and they will strike back, sure as anything, this time with a lot of sympathisers.
And after Hezbollah guerrillas in southern Lebanon attacked Israel's northern border, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak ordered jets to strike back at guerrilla strongholds.
Hutson asserts that Jefferson wrote the letter as a political exercise to strike back at Federalists who had accused him of being an atheist during the campaign of 1800.
SAN FRANCISCO -- In a strike back at the tobacco industry, former US Surgeon General David Satcher, MD, Ph.
STRIKE BACK: SHADOW WARFARE (9pm SKY 1) THE action is as bloody, the locations as exotic, the vests as sweaty and the dialogue as clunky as ever as Strike Back buffs itself up for a fourth series.
It's hardly a Kevin Smith movie without Jay and Silent Bob, the respectively motor-mouthed and near-mute drug dealers who've provided comic relief and surprising insight in ``Clerks,'' ``Mallrats,'' ``Chasing Amy,'' ``Dogma'' and the cockeyed epic ``Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back.
Paul Vickers doubled the advantage early in the second half, only for Sam Turner to strike back a short time later.
At a rather more speculative end of the price range it could be worth throwing a spare fiver each-way at Jessie's Strike Back in the Arkle Trophy.