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1[treated as singular or plural] A military force equipped and organized for sudden attack.
- ‘Our strike force, Beta, is one of those designated to tie up the hellguards within the city.’
- ‘The lack of a strike force meant that Spain offered little in attack and the Irish pursuit of the winner continued relentlessly.’
- ‘The total German strike force included 38 divisions with perhaps 250,000 troops, supported by nearly 1,000 aircraft.’
- ‘In 1998, London supported proposals for the construction of an independent European military strike force.’
- ‘Members of the strike force who stayed behind found ammunition, maps and a terrain model in the basement of the hospital.’
- ‘It looks like a strike force that was going to test our defenses at Stronghold, maybe hoping to take it back.’
- ‘General Crespo quickly began organizing and preparing his strike force.’
- ‘Financial assistance is needed for deployment of a strike force in all reserves.’
- ‘More than enough cover is around to conceal a considerable strike force, enough for a sneak attack.’
- ‘My biggest concern is to shape up our defence to clear balls as they come in and to attack the strike force of our opponents.’
- ‘But Turkey would make a separate EU strike force much more feasible by providing cheap, brave cannon fodder.’
- ‘Their main goal would be to make a way for a small strike force to get past the enemy.’
- ‘After final approval, the strike force launched from Thailand and expertly rejoined 15 aircraft in total darkness under radio silence.’
- ‘The Rangers illustrated their lethality as an exceptionally competent Army strike force.’
- ‘‘If it leads to Europe - Berlin rather - then sending a small strike force through would be useless,’ General Prater commented.’
- ‘Because the information would be processed automatically, the battle staff would have immediate and continuous updates on its strike force.’
- ‘The sweeping panoramic shots of the US helicopter strike force approaching down town Mogadishu is impressive.’
- ‘The troops for the bunker's strike force was taken from the Washington and the Galleon.’
- ‘The strike force of the Korean People's Army will take on the enemy wherever he is.’
- ‘On 12 November 1970, strike force personnel began to deploy to Thailand.’
- 1.1informal The forwards in a soccer team.
- ‘A make-shift strike force of Harry Kewell and Luis Garcia simply did not get the job done in a 2-loss at The Riverside Stadium.’
- ‘As for the strike force, I'm sure fitness and form will return quickly to our dynamic duo.’
- ‘Perhaps the carrot of a match with the Champions in the last 16 will bring some much needed motivation to both strike forces.’
- ‘But now Wanchope is set to test his skills against one of the most prolific strike forces in the Premiership.’
- ‘Of last year's strike force, that leaves only Didier Drogba as a genuine goal-getter of the type that every Premiership challenger needs.’
- ‘Players are cast as ‘Blaze,’ a young ace who becomes the squad leader of this defensive strike force.’
- ‘And this season it has played some excellent football, led by one of the most feared strike forces in the league.’
- ‘His departure has left something of a chasm in their strike force.’
- ‘Ronaldo, of course, scored for the fifth time, which gives their team easily the most potent strike force in the competition.’
- ‘He knows how Owen plays so would make a perfect strike force with him.’
- ‘With their current strike force headache, they need goals and they need them quick.’
- ‘Certain members of the Czech strike force are suffering.’
- ‘Although Bartlett knows a return to the first team is not guaranteed, due to an in-form strike force, he says this does not worry him.’
- ‘Containing the strike force of Manchester United to a blank scoresheet can only bode well for the rest of the season.’
- ‘It is probably the oldest strike force in the league as he is approaching 53 and I'm not far behind him!’
- ‘Apart from resolving the question mark over Weaver's future, Keegan will be focussing his attention on City's strike force.’
- ‘Any strike force that gets 40 goals, you expect to be at the top of the league.’
- ‘She is the youngest member of a special three-member strike force.’
- ‘The players out of action are mostly from the team's defence with the club's potent strike force firing on all cylinders.’
- ‘And completing the biggest strike force in football history is the Brazilian ace Ronaldo.’
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