hunger strike ( hunger strikes plural ) If someone goes onhunger strike or goes on a hunger strike, they refuse to eat as a way of protesting about something. n-var
The protesters have been on hunger strike for 17 days...
hunger striker ( hunger strikers plural) n-count
The five hunger strikers in London called off their strike and celebrated the good news.
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 appetite, emptiness, esurience, famine, hungriness, ravenousness, starvation, voracity
2 ache, appetence, appetite, craving, desire, greediness, itch, lust, thirst, yearning, yen (informal)
3 ache, crave, desire, hanker, hope, itch, long, pine, starve, thirst, want, wish, yearn
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