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Verb: strike down
  1. Declare null and void; make ineffective
    "strike down a law";
    - cancel
     
  2. Cause to die, especially suddenly
    "The disease struck down many young men in the village"
     
  3. Cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
    "Lightning struck down the hikers"; "strike down a tree";
    - fell, drop, cut down

Derived forms: strikes down, striking down, struck down

See also: strike

Type of: adjudge, cut, declare, hold, kill