shoot down


shoot down

verb

Definition of SHOOT DOWN

1
to make (someone or something) the object of unkind laughter <nowadays the aging activist is routinely shot down in most quarters of the media and dismissed as an irrelevant crank>
Synonyms deride, gibe (or jibe), jeer, laugh (at), mock, scout, shoot down, skewer
Near Antonyms applaud, approve, commend, endorse (also indorse), sanction
2
to reject by or as if by a vote <every one of my fund-raising ideas was shot down by the other club members>
Near Antonyms admit, allow, approve, assent (to), pass, sanction; elect, support
Antonyms confirm, ratify
3
to prove to be false <the results of several studies shoot down the hypothesis that coffee causes heart attacks>

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