shoot down

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To cause to fall by shooting

The carnival game involved shooting down tin cans.

To criticize a (request) to the point of preclusion

Every proposal I made was shot down at once.

If one person shoots down another, they shoot them with a gun. He was prepared to suppress rebellion by shooting down protesters They shot him down in cold blood
If you shoot someone down or shoot down their ideas, you say or show that they are completely wrong. She was able to shoot the rumour down in flames with ample documentary evidence
cause an aircraft to fall; destroy, defeat
shoot at and force to come down; "the enemy landed several of our aircraft"
If someone shoots down an aeroplane, a helicopter, or a missile, they make it fall to the ground by hitting it with a bullet or missile. They claimed to have shot down one incoming missile
thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal"
move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"
shoot down an airliner
shoot an airliner and cause it to crash
shoot down in flames
make fall in a burst of fire; win an argument
look-down, shoot-down
Describing a phased-array radar powerful enough to pick aircraft out of ground clutter from high altitude
murder by shooting someone down in cold blood
shoot down


    shoot Down

    Türkische aussprache

    şut daun


    /ˈsʜo͞ot ˈdoun/ /ˈʃuːt ˈdaʊn/


    [ 'shüt ] (verb.) before 12th century. Middle English sheten, shuten, from Old English scEotan; akin to Old Norse skjOta to shoot.

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