mow down

Definition of mow down

informal

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a piled-up stack (as of hay or fodder)

    :  a pile of hay or grain in a barn

    :  the part of a barn where hay or straw is stored

  1. :  to cut down with a scythe or sickle or machine

    :  to cut the standing herbage (such as grass) of

    :  to kill or destroy in great numbers or mercilessly

  1. :  grimace

  1. :  to make grimaces

downplay
  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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