mow down

phrasal verb
mowed down; mowed down or mown down; mowing down; mows down

Definition of mow down

informal
: to kill or knock down (a person or many people) in a sudden and violent way The soldiers were mowed down by machine guns. The car mowed down four pedestrians.

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“Mow down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mow%20down. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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