hoot down

Definition of hoot down

  1. :  to shout loudly at (a speaker) so that he or she cannot be heard The speaker was hooted down by a small group of protesters.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to shout or laugh usually derisively

    :  to make the natural throat noise of an owl or a similar cry

    :  to make a loud clamorous mechanical sound

  1. :  a sound of hooting

    :  the cry of an owl

    :  a minimum amount or degree :  the least bit

  1. : used to express impatience, dissatisfaction, or objection

  1. :  toward or in a lower physical position

    :  to a lying or sitting position

    :  toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. :  down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. :  to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as

    :  to cause to fall by or as if by shooting :  bring down

    :  consume

  1. :  occupying a low position

    :  lying on the ground

    :  directed or going downward

  1. :  descent, depression

    :  an instance of putting down someone (such as an opponent in wrestling)

    :  a complete play to advance the ball

  1. :  an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

    :  a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. :  a covering of soft fluffy feathers

    :  these feathers

    :  something soft and fluffy like down

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