1. When the tsunami was coming, the people on the island were scrambling and hurting each other trying to get on the boat.2. When her husband died from a car accident she could not take the shock and had a severe breakdown.3. Her breaking up with him is a cruel blow to him.4. His son's accidental death crushes him.5. When his wife left him he was crushed.
 shock cruel blow crush devastate hurtcrush 很貼切地形容打擊的意思，特別是情感上的打擊。
1. 她跟我分手是個無情的打擊.2. 他兒子的死對他是個很大的打擊.
The statesman lashe out at the corrupt government official.