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sur·gi·cal strike

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  1. surgical strikenoun

    an attack (usually without prior warning) intended to deal only with a specific target


  1. Surgical strike

    A surgical strike is a military attack which results in, was intended to result in, or is claimed to have resulted in only damage to the intended legitimate military target, and no or minimal collateral damage to surrounding structures, vehicles, buildings, etc. Precision bombing is an example of a surgical strike carried out by aircraft - it can be contrasted against carpet bombing.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of surgical strike in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of surgical strike in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of surgical strike in a Sentence

  1. Alexander Kornilov:

    New sanctions is a surgical strike aimed at slowing down Gazprom's LNG projects in Asia. It will be impossible for Gazprom to develop Yuzhno-Kirinskoye without partners.

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  • सर्जिकल स्ट्राइकHindi
  • pemogokan bedahIndonesian
  • Sciopero chirurgicoItalian
  • quae manu redditur, percutiensLatin
  • strajk chirurgicznyPolish
  • ataque cirúrgicoPortuguese
  • kirurgisk strejkSwedish
  • அறுவை சிகிச்சை முறையில் தாக்குதல்Tamil
  • جراحی ہڑتالUrdu

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