Strafe (verb)

  1. To attack with machine-gun fire from a low-flying aircraft.
  2. To fly low over an area and shoot at it with machine guns.

Origin:

From german strafe ("punishment"), from middle high german strafe, from old high german strafa ("punishment, penalt.y")

Examples:

  1. The enemy's position was strafed by the fighter planes.
  2. The pilot strafed the enemy troops as they were crossing the bridge.
  3. The enemy's tanks were strafed by the fighter planes.
  4. The pilot had to strafe the enemy's position to clear the way for the ground troops.
  5. The strafing run caused heavy casualties among the enemy troops.
Some random words: nullify, preventable, tragicomedy