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Noun: shoot-down
  1. Murder by shooting someone down in cold blood
Verb: shoot down  shoot dawn
  1. Move quickly and violently
    "The car shot down the street";
    - tear, shoot, charge, buck, bomb [Brit], scream
  2. Shoot at and force to come down
    "the enemy shot down several of our aircraft";
    - down, land
  3. Thwart the passage of
    "he shot down the student's proposal";
    - kill, defeat, vote down, vote out

Derived forms: shooting down, shoot-downs, shoots down, shot down

Type of: belt along, blackball, bucket along, cannonball along, execution, hasten, hie [archaic], hotfoot, hurry, murder, negative, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, slaying, speed, step on it, travel rapidly, veto, zip

Encyclopedia: Shoot-down