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To move sideways, usually for the purpose of dodging. A term generally used by FPS games.
Strafe to avoid getting hit by enemy fire.
by Draconio March 06, 2004
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To move from side to side, usually for shooting or evading. Used for many FPS games.
Nobody ever used the word strafe before they put it in video games!

You can avoid them by strafing.
by Nero7x November 19, 2005
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When firing a fully-automatic weapon, the action of pulling the trigger and sweeping the target area back and forth multiple times in order to minimize the effect of the weapon's relatively low accuracy.
"The terrorist targeted a crowd of ten American tourist with his AK-47 and strafed the group multiple times, massacreing them all."
by Sourbread February 02, 2005
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A term used in Halo 3 where a player moves side to side or however to avoid being shot at.
Wow, i couldn't get a head shot. That guy had a good strafe.
by MLG PRO CIRCUIT July 01, 2010
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