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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shoot-down(verb)

    murder by shooting someone down in cold blood

  2. tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buck(verb)

    move quickly and violently

    "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"

  3. down, shoot down, land(verb)

    shoot at and force to come down

    "the enemy landed several of our aircraft"

  4. kill, shoot down, defeat, vote down, vote out(verb)

    thwart the passage of

    "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. shoot down(verb)ʃut

    to cause an aircraft to crash using a gun

    They shot down the helicopter with a rocket.

  2. shoot downʃut

    to criticize sb's idea and stop it from being used

    I suggested doing that, but the boss shot it down.


  1. shoot down(Verb)

    To cause to fall by shooting.

  2. shoot down(Verb)

    To criticize a (request) to the point of preclusion.


  1. Shoot Down

    Shoot Down is a 2006 documentary regarding the events surrounding the Brothers to the Rescue organization and the eventual shootdown of two of its aircraft. Based on 5 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, 80% of the critics enjoyed Shoot Down with an average rating of 7/10.

Translations for shoot down

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

shoot down

to hit (a plane) with eg a shell and cause it to crash.

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