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call a strike

This page is about the collocation call a strike

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to decide that workers will protest by not going to work

For example

  • The workers said they'll call a strike if they don't get a pay rise.

  • The strike was called after the company refused to pay for safety equipment.

Quick Quiz

The teachers called a strike because

a. they didn't work hard enough

b. they didn't get paid enough

c. they didn't teach well enough

Contributor: Matt Errey