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Noun: shoot-down
Usage: N. Amer, informal
  1. Murder by shooting someone down in cold blood
     
  2. The act of bringing down an aircraft by hitting with a missile or gunshot
Verb: shoot down  shoot dawn
  1. Move quickly and violently
    "The car shot down the street";
    - tear [informal], shoot, charge, buck, bomb [Brit, informal], scream [informal]
     
  2. Shoot at and force to come down
    "the enemy shot down several of our aircraft";
    - down [informal], 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: barrel [informal], belt [informal], belt along [informal], blackball, bucket [informal], bucket along [informal], execution, hasten, hie [archaic], hotfoot, hurry, murder, negative, pelt [informal], pelt along [informal], race, rocket [informal], rush, rush along, slaying, speed, step on it [informal], travel rapidly, veto, whizz [informal], whizz along [informal], wing [informal], zip [informal], zoom, zoom along

Encyclopedia: Shoot-down