strike force


strike force
noun
: a team of federal agents assigned to investigate organized crime in a specific area

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strike force,
an armed force, equipped for attack; striking force: »

In December 1960, the U.S. first proposed to help NATO develop its own nuclear strike force (Time).

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n. [treated as sing. or pl.] a military force equipped and organized for sudden attack

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noun, pl ⋯ forces [count]
1 : a military force that is ready to attack
2 US : a team of federal agents assigned to investigate organized crime in a specific area

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ˈstrike force f90 [strike force strike forces] noun countable + singular or plural verb
a military or police force that is ready to act quickly when necessary

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